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Stage 1 Water Restrictions Effective March 10, 2022

Contact: Pamela Quidley
Communications and External Affairs Manager
830.312.7940 |

(New Braunfels, TX – March 9, 2022) – While New Braunfels and the surrounding community have enjoyed Non-Drought water status since November 1, 2021, a lack of sufficient rainfall in recent months has caused a noticeable drop in water level in the Edwards Aquifer. Drought restrictions are triggered by the average 10-day water level of the Edwards Aquifer. Today, March 9, 2022, The J-17 well hit 660.0-feet, triggering Stage 1 Drought Restrictions.

“The New Braunfels Water Conservation and Drought Management Plan outlines that New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) put in place measures that are designed to help preserve this natural resource. For this reason, NBU, along with neighboring water providers, promotes year-round conservation,” said Chief Strategic Communications and Security Officer, Melissa Krause. “With spring gardening around the corner and Stage 1 in effect, this is a great opportunity to remind our customers that NBU offers a number of xeriscaping ideas and money-saving conservation rebates online at, all designed to help NBU customers.” Additionally, NBU offers a variety of tools to help customers manage costs and save money, which can also be found online.

During Stage 1 Drought Restrictions, the schedule for the use of a sprinkler or irrigation system is as follows:

Addresses ending 0 and 1: Monday
Addresses ending 2 and 3: Tuesday
Addresses ending 4 and 5: Wednesday
Addresses ending 6 and 7: Thursday
Addresses ending 8 and 9: Friday

Use of a hand-held hose, bucket, soaker hose, or drip irrigation system is allowed on any day at any time during Stage 1. Use of a sprinkler or irrigation system is not permitted on the weekends during Stages 1, 2, or 3.

To keep track of the latest watering stage and pertinent information, visit,, or call the NBU water hotline at 830.608.8925. In addition to providing a complete copy of the New Braunfels Water Conservation and Drought Management Plan, is also a great place to obtain a landscape watering guideline for New Braunfels, request a virtual assessment, and explore tips on saving water both inside and outside the home.


About New Braunfels Utilities:
Dedicated to excellence in service, New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) was established in 1942 and is one of 2,000 community-owned, nonprofit public power electric utilities in the nation. The mission of NBU is to enhance the quality of our community by providing innovative, essential services. Governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of local residents appointed by the New Braunfels City Council, NBU is committed to being a recognized and trusted community partner, providing essential electric, water, and wastewater services. Utility revenue is invested back into the utility systems, which benefits the community. New Braunfels Utilities makes an annual transfer to the City of New Braunfels, which in turn help
s to pay for services such as fire, police, and parks. Additionally, in 2016, NBU repurposed its former16-acre warehouse site to become the Headwaters at the Comal, to serve as its conservation legacy, which will strengthen the relationship between the community and nature by showcasing the significance of the Comal Springs. Follow NBU on Facebook at, on Twitter at @nbutexas, and learn more, visit