The City of San Marcos is going out of drought restrictions effective Sunday, Sept. 23 and will return to year-round water conservation rules.
Year-round rules allow use of sprinklers any day before 10 a.m. or after 8 p.m. Hand watering and using soaker hoses or drip irrigation is allowed on any day at any time.
At-home car washing can be done 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 any time but should be limited unless required for health and safety. Waste of water is prohibited at all times.
Year-round conservation rules are implemented when the 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level rises above 660 feet above msl. On Sept. 20 the 10-day average aquifer level was at 667.5 feet, and the daily reading was 671.8 feet.
Current aquifer levels and full text of the drought rules can be found on the City of San Marcos website at www.sanmarcostx.gov/drought.