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Old 07-11-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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I'm just wondering what the effects of those watering hours are on electrical usage across the area. Since many don't have programmable automatic watering systems and some people might get up early and turn on the outside lights before the sun comes up so they can water. Or do it in the evening after the sun sets...again more lights on then than usual too. Higher bills, more strain on the electrical grid? Also, how much money will S.A. rake in as far as fines?
Air Conditioning is the dominant driver of electricity use in July in San Antonio. Lights...not so much. Besides, the greatest strain on the grid is late afternoon. Very little load in the wee hours.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Oh my god, y'all. The rules are the rules for a reason. We don't have an endless supply of water in San Antonio. You broke the rules, no matter how stupid they are. Now go pay your fine. I would.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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who cares? its probably minuscule. also, how do you know his car was on and idle with the AC going? you dont.

that being said, my lawn is mostly green due to me hand-watering on mon,wed,fri, the only days (if i remember correctly) you can water on stage 3. or was it monday/friday only? idk, but i only hand water and for 15 minutes tops.
I care. Am I the only one tired of a heavy handed person sticking their nose in my business being paid by my tax money?
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Oh my god, y'all. The rules are the rules for a reason. We don't have an endless supply of water in San Antonio. You broke the rules, no matter how stupid they are. Now go pay your fine. I would.
Seriously - thank you.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Oh my god, y'all. The rules are the rules for a reason. We don't have an endless supply of water in San Antonio. You broke the rules, no matter how stupid they are. Now go pay your fine. I would.
We don't know if person is innocent or guilty. The hubby had to pay a traffic ticket that his brother got (his brother used his info). Hubby is innocent because he was sleeping in his room when his brother took off with his car and when he was pulled over, he gave him my hubby's info. Yes, slimy brother. There is no way to prove his innocence and he was almost going to get arrested (long story) so he paid the fine even though he's innocent because if he didn't, he would have spent one night in jail! So I would hope that someone has proof that there was a water violation.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Oh my god, y'all. The rules are the rules for a reason. We don't have an endless supply of water in San Antonio. You broke the rules, no matter how stupid they are. Now go pay your fine. I would.

Oh my god, y'all!! That made me laugh

Funny stuff aside, I have a friend who is a mapper/geographer that worked a long time mapping cities in Texas...he said something to me the other day on my FB page...let me go get it.

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Actually after working with storm drain stuff, San Antonio is notorious for not funding projects for their water needs like Dallas, Austin, and Houston.
Interesting. I am hoping someone can elaborate, because I don't know enough about the topic to really comment/agree/disagree.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Oh my god, y'all. The rules are the rules for a reason. We don't have an endless supply of water in San Antonio. You broke the rules, no matter how stupid they are. Now go pay your fine. I would.
The rules are the rules for a reason-Right? Really? Do you recall the Stage 1-4 water level heights five years ago? They have substantially been raised to a higher threshold. Why, I have my suspicions and none of them are the same as SAWS. Certainly none has anything to do with the sustainability of the aquifer to provide an endless supply of water to South Texas.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Now go pay your fine. I would.
Even if they don't show evidence? I would fight it if they don't come up with evidence. First they have to prove you broke the rules.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Even if they don't show evidence? I would fight it if they don't come up with evidence. First they have to prove you broke the rules.
I'm not going to fight about frivilous things like a water citation. The OP can go to court and fight it all theywant. Whatever. It's like fighting a speeding ticket in Shavano Park.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I'm not going to fight about frivilous things like a water citation. The OP can go to court and fight it all theywant. Whatever. It's like fighting a speeding ticket in Shavano Park.
When someone receives a speeding ticket, the driver gets pulled over to the side of the road right away. With this water citation, it doesn't seem someone pulled over and spoke to the homeowner directly. A water citation may seem small but if its $200-300 kinda fine (not sure what the cost is), it can do some serious damage to the pocketbook when someone is innocent.
Edit to add: If you go to court, the judge can sometimes reduce the cost of the fine.
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