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The San Antonio Water System has issued a record number of landscaping coupons to customers wanting to lower yard water usage.

When SAWS first debuted its Watersaver Landscape Coupon program in 2013, there were about 4,000 applicants. Karen Guz, the Director of Conservation at SAWS, says the number “shocked us, honestly. we didn’t think we’d have that high of participation.”

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SAN ANTONIO – Per City ordinance the San Antonio City Manager announces the end to water restrictions effective Wednesday, June 10.

Recent deluges have sent the Edwards Aquifer level skyrocketing. Since the 10-day average of the aquifer is currently well above 660 feet SAWS has advised the City Manager it would be appropriate to end drought restrictions. The City of San Antonio has been in some type of water restrictions since 2011, and has stayed in Stage Two restrictions since 2012.

Water Main Repair Along 281 Will Affect Sonterra Road Area

Apr 9, 2015
Texas Public Radio

SAN ANTONIO — A 20-inch water main along 281 southbound has developed a leak and will need to be repaired immediately.

There’s a temporary patch in place, but over this weekend, San Antonio Water System (SAWS) crews will remove the main to make more permanent repairs. That work will happen overnight Saturday into Sunday (April 11-12, about 10 p.m to 8 a.m).

What this means is that though businesses along Sonterra Road, including the Methodist Hospital at Stone Oak, several office buildings and clinics, and homes in the area will have water, there will be reduced water pressure overnight on Saturday, over the hours of the repair.

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The San Antonio Water System reports that attempts have been made to scam customers over the phone. The scammers are calling customers with the intention of gaining access to people’s homes, getting details of financial information or asking for actual transfers of money for purported utility-related payments.

Standing in front of the San Antonio City Council, barely able to reach the microphone atop the broad wood podium, Verna Dement carried a stack of papers.

The Lee County woman had come to the Alamo City to ask the council to hold up on voting for the Vista Ridge Pipeline Project, a $3.4 billion, 142-mile pipeline, which would draw water from Dement’s neighboring Burleson County, to provide San Antonio and potentially, other cities along the I-35, water for decades to come.

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