City lifts Stage 1 critical watering restrictions

For the first time since restrictions were enacted in April 2011, San Marcos and the San Antonio Pool of the Edwards Aquifer moved out of Stage 1 critical restrictions.

San Marcos Public Services Director Tom Taggart announced the end of restrictions Feb. 13. Residents return to year-round watering rules, which limit outdoor watering, and prohibit wasting water or watering with sprinklers between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.