San Marcos to end drought restrictions October 4
SAN MARCOS, Texas - The City of San Marcos says it will return to year-round water conservation rules on Sunday, October 4, ending the currently imposed drought restrictions.
The city says year-round conservation rules are implemented when the 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level rises above 660 feet above mean sea level (msl). As of September 29, the 10-day average aquifer level was at 663.7 feet, and the daily reading was 662.7 feet.
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Residents will be allowed to use sprinklers any day before 10 a.m. or after 8 p.m. starting Sunday. Hand watering and the use of soaker hoses or drip irrigation is allowed on any day at any time.
At-home car washing is permitted at any time but must be done using a bucket or hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off device. Washing impervious surfaces is also allowed at any time but should be limited unless required for health and safety. Wasting water is prohibited at all times.
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Current aquifer levels and full text of the drought rules can be found on the City of San Marcos website.