San Marcos to enter Stage 2 drought restrictions effective April 17

The city of San Marcos will enter Stage 2 drought restrictions April 17 at noon. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The city of San Marcos will enter Stage 2 drought restrictions April 17 at noon. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The city of San Marcos will enter Stage 2 drought restrictions April 17 at noon. (Courtesy Fotolia)

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This is a breakdown of the restrictions under each of the five drought stages. (Courtesy city of San Marcos)
The city of San Marcos is set to enter Stage 2 drought restrictions April 17 at noon, a month after entering Stage 1 restrictions, according to the San Marcos Conservation Coordinator Jan De La Cruz and the Edwards Aquifer Authority.

The water level 10-day average fell below the mean sea level, triggering the implementation of Stage 2 drought restrictions.


Residents must reduce water intake by 20% and are permitted to water their property and wash their cars once per week based on the last number of their home address under Stage 1 restrictions, which will remain in effect.

Under Stage 2 restrictions, the use of hoses, sprinklers and other irrigation systems is restricted to before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m., whereas in Stage 1, it was allowed any time of day.

For more information, visit the city of San Marcos website.
By Zara Flores
Zara joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in August 2021. Prior to CI, she interned at Picket Fence Media in Southern California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton where she was assistant news editor for the Daily Titan and copy editor for Tusk Magazine. Zara covers education, business, government and more for Buda, Kyle and San Marcos.