Water Conservation educates the public on how it can make the most efficient use of San Angelo's public water supply in an effort to conserve and preserve the community's most precious natural resource.

The City of San Angelo is soliciting public input on its five-year water conservation plan. View the plan on the City’s website at cosatx.us/water or in the Water Utilities office in the basement of City Hall, 72 W. College Ave. Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

All public comments must be received in writing by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11. Mail or deliver comments to Five-Year Plan, 72 W. College Avenue, San Angelo, Texas 76903.

Current drought level

The City is in standard conservation, which restricts outside watering to twice every seven days at no more than 1 inch per week. Watering is prohibited from noon to 6 p.m. Runoff of more than 150 feet down any street, gutter, alley or ditch is also prohibited. Report watering violations by calling 325-277-8906 or emailing james.flores@cosatx.us  For more information, go to www.cosatx.us/water. Do your part; be water smart!

Drought Level 1

In effect when the city has less than 24 months of available water supply.
           

April 1-Oct. 31

Prohibited watering hours: Noon to 6 p.m.

Allowable watering days: Once every seven days up to 1 inch per week. Landscape or foundation watering with a drip irrigation system such as a soaker hose, deep root watering system, drip pipe or tape, or bubbler shall be permitted on any day and at any time of day provided that the total amount of water applied shall not exceed 1 inch per week.

Hand watering of lawns, gardens, landscape areas, trees, shrubs or other plants being grown outdoors or foundations may be done on any day,except during the prohibited watering hours of noon to 6 p.m., provided the allowable application rate of 1 inch per week is not exceeded.

Golf course greens may be watered daily except during the prohibited watering hours of noon to 6 p.m.

Runoff of more than 150 feet down any street, gutter, alley or ditch is always prohibited, as is the failure to repair a controllable leak.

Nov. 1-March 31

Allowable watering days: Once every 14 days, any time of day.

Excessive usage fees per billing period

For single-family residential accounts:
$2 per 1,000 gallons for 25,000-34,000 gallons
$3.50 per 1,000 gallons for 35,000-44,000 gallons
$6 for per 1,000 gallons for 44,000 gallons or more

For landscape meters that are NOT single-family residences, schools, colleges, parks, cemeteries, golf courses or athletic facilities:
$2 per 1,000 gallons for 75,000-94,000 gallons
$3.50 per 1,000 gallons for 95,000-114,000 gallons
$6 per 1,000 gallons for all usage more than114,000 gallons

Drought Level 2 

In effect when the city has less than 18 months of available water supply.

April 1-Oct. 31

Prohibited watering hours:
Noon to 6 p.m.

Allowable watering days:
 Once every seven days up to 1 inch per week. There are no exceptions for new landscapes, even if an exception was granted during Drought Level 1.

Landscape or foundation watering with a drip irrigation system such as a soaker hose, deep root watering system, drip pipe or tape, or bubbler shall be permitted on any day and at any time of day provided that the total amount of water applied shall not exceed 1 inch per week.

Hand watering of lawns, gardens, landscape areas, trees, shrubs or other plants being grown outdoors or foundations may be done on any day, provided the allowable application rate of 1 inch per week is not exceeded.

Golf course greens may be watered daily.

Runoff of more than 150 feet down any street, gutter, alley or ditch is always prohibited, as is the failure to repair a controllable leak.

Nov. 1-March 31

Allowable watering days: Once every 14 days, any time of day.

Excessive usage fees per billing period

For single-family residential accounts: 
$3.50 per 1,000 gallons for 10,000-19,000 gallons 
$5 per 1,000 gallons for 20,000-29,000 gallons 
$8 for per 1,000 gallons for more than 29,000 gallons

For landscape meters except those at single-family residences: 
$3.50 per 1,000 gallons for 60,000-79,000 gallons 
$5 per 1,000 gallons for 80,000-99,000 gallons 
$8 per 1,000 gallons for more than 99,000 gallons

Drought Level 3

In effect when the city has less than 12 months of available water supply.

Outdoor watering is prohibited. Hand-watering or drip irrigation of trees and foundations may be done on days and at times as established by the City Council.

Filling, refilling or maintaining the level of any fountain or swimming pool is prohibited. Washing automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats or other types of vehicles is prohibited except if the health, safety and welfare of the public is contingent upon vehicle cleaning, as determined by the director of city health services.

The City Council may allow exceptions to any of these provisions and may place conditions on any exception.

 

Excessive usage fees per billing period

For single-family residential accounts:
$6 per 1,000 gallons for usages more than 10,000 gallons

For apartment unit accounts:
$5 per 1,000 gallons for all usage over an amount equal to the number of units in the apartment times 3,000 gallons

For all other water users:
$2.50 per 1,000 gallons for all usage

Water conservation tips with John Begnaud:

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