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Old 04-19-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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One measurement is .3 inches below 660, and now we have to be in Stage 1 for 30 days, when it went back above 660 the very next day? Dumbest thing ever.
I agree.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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will the aquifer ever run out, or has it ever came close to?
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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will the aquifer ever run out, or has it ever came close to?
I don't think it's a question of the aquifer "running out". The water has to be kept at a relatively high level, in order to preserve certain "endagered species" that might otherwise become extinct if springs stopped flowing.

I think the all time low was 612' in the 1950s. We are currently just below 660'.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I now have found a great system to wash my car. I have various plastic containers and what not under my car to catch all the rinse and wash water. At the end of cleaning my car I dump it on my front lawn, Wahlah! No runoff down the street and my lawn gets water as well.
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Just so everyone knows, we are now allowed to wash one car at your residence per weekend as long as there is no water waste.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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the term "water waste" is about as loose as it gets. of course, you have to rinse off your car when washing, and that water typically just runs down the driveway and into the street. i'm sure SAWS could find a way to make their claim that any drop of water down the driveway is "waste".

i've known about washing my car on the weekends, but been hesitant to do so.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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Park it on your lawn and wash it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:01 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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the term "water waste" is about as loose as it gets. of course, you have to rinse off your car when washing, and that water typically just runs down the driveway and into the street. i'm sure SAWS could find a way to make their claim that any drop of water down the driveway is "waste".

i've known about washing my car on the weekends, but been hesitant to do so.
So I would think that they would be looking for obvious waste, like leaving the hose running while you're not actively using it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:38 PM
 
Location: 78250
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now that we live in a HOA community I am hesitant about washing my car on my drive way, I don't want my neighbors complaining to HOA.

But then again our HOA doesn't mention anything about not being able to wash your car on the drive way, and our driveway is pretty steep.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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will the aquifer ever run out, or has it ever came close to?
No one really knows as the Edwards aquifer is not completely mapped. The reason we have pumping limits is the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit stating that pumping was threatening endangered species--blind salamander and snail darters--that live in the springs fed by the aquifer. A federal judge agreed and imposed pumping limits on users of the aquifer. Since it's our only source of drinking water it is a big deal.

Newcomers to San Antonio should be aware that our water is not filtered or treated the way most cities do. They simply pump it out of the aquifer, add some chlorine and fluoride and send it to your tap.
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