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Posted on: October 29, 2021

San Marcos Ends Water Restriction on October 31

NF - End Drought Restrictions

The City of San Marcos will end Stage 1 drought water restrictions effective Sunday, October 31 and will return to year-round water conservation rules. 

When the 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level rises 660 feet above mean sea level (MSL), normal year-round water usage is allowed.  On October 28, 2021, the 10-day average aquifer level was at 665.9 feet and the daily reading was 666.6 feet.    

Year-round rules allow use of sprinklers any day before 10 a.m. or after 5 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.       

Current aquifer levels and full text of the drought rules can be found on the City of San Marcos website at

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