Drought Level 1 restrictions will limit outside watering to once every two weeks, effective Thursday, Nov. 1.

 The change from watering twice a week to once every two weeks on Nov. 1 is dictated by the City’s drought contingency ordinance. Tighter restrictions are enacted in the fall and winter because vegetation needs less water during that period of dormancy.
Watering is allowed at any time of day from Nov. 1 through March 31. Drip irrigation is also allowed on any day at any time, provided the total amount of water applied does not exceed 1 inch per week.

Drought Level 1 is enacted when San Angelo has 18-24 months of water supply. San Angelo currently has about 22 months of supply. If the City has 18-24 months of supply on April 1, users will again be able to water twice a week.

In addition to usage restrictions, Drought Level 1 mandates that surcharges of $2 per 1,000 gallons take effect once a residential customer uses 25,000 gallons. The surcharge increases to $3.50 per 1,000 gallons after 35,000 gallons of usage and to $6 after 44,000 gallons.

Water Utilities Director Will Wilde will update the City Council on progress in completing the infrastructure to pump, transport and treat water from the Hickory Aquifer at the Council meeting on Nov. 6 at the McNease Convention Center. San Angelo will be able to pump water from the McCulloch County aquifer next summer.

Information courtesy of the City of San Angelo Department of Public Information.