Time Change and Watering restrictions tighten Nov. 1
Two things change this Sunday.Remember to set your clock back one hour this Saturday night when you go to bed, as we fall back one hour.
Outside watering will be limited to once every seven days beginning Saturday, Nov. 1, in keeping with the City’s drought contingency ordinance.
San Angelo has been under standard conservation, which limits watering to twice every seven days, but prohibits watering from noon to 6 p.m. By ordinance, watering restrictions tighten to once every seven days from Nov. 1 through March 31. Watering is limited to no more than 1 inch per application.
Regardless of the drought stage, it is always a violation to allow water to run more than 150 feet down any street, gutter, alley or ditch.
Watering violations can be reported to the Code Compliance Division at cosatx.us/water, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 325-277-8906 or 325-657-4409.
San Angelo relies upon O.H. Ivie and Twin Buttes reservoirs, and Lake Nasworthy as its primary water sources. As of Oct. 29, Ivie was at 16 percent capacity, Twin Buttes was at 8 percent and Nasworthy 81 percent. O.C. Fisher Reservoir was at 1 percent.
San Angelo has received 13.31 inches of rainfall to date this year. Normally, San Angelo averages 19.12 inches through Oct. 29. Last year, the city had received 17.79 inches by that date.
Construction of a groundwater treatment facility to treat water from the Hickory Aquifer in McCulloch County is scheduled to be completed in the coming month. That water will be used to supplement San Angelo’s surface water supply.