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Stage 1 Water Restrictions End October 10, 2018

(New Braunfels, TX – October 10, 2018) – As recent rains and cooler temperatures continue, New Braunfels will terminate Stage 1 water restrictions and return to non-drought watering requirements effective immediately. The J-17 Well has remained above the trigger level of 660 ft. for more than 30 consecutive days as required by the City Ordinance. As of Wednesday, October 10, the J-17 Well was recorded at 677.0 ft.; 17 feet above the Stage 1 trigger level.

“The fall weather not only brings the onset of cooler temperatures, but has provided us with much needed rain. This year New Braunfels received the benefit of rainfall just days before we would have entered Stage 3 water restrictions,” said Ian Taylor, CEO, New Braunfels Utilities. “Weather factors obviously have an impact on the Aquifer; however, we as customers also influence Aquifer levels. While we enjoy the advantages of non-drought watering requirements, it is essential we remain good stewards and continue conservation efforts year round.”

During year round watering, or non-drought restrictions, use of a sprinkler or irrigation system for watering is allowed any day of the week before 10:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m. While sprinkler and irrigation system use is limited to before 10:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m., use of a hand-held hose, bucket, soaker hose or drip irrigation system is allowed at any time on any day.

The latest watering information can be accessed 24-hours a day by visiting www.nbutexas.com or calling the NBU Water Hotline at 830.608.8925. New Braunfels water usage guides are available at the NBU Main Office as well as the NBU web site under the Conservation tab.