FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pamela Quidley
Manager, Communications and External Affairs
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Watering Rules for Non-Drought are Effective November 1, 2021
(New Braunfels, TX – November 1, 2021) – New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) announced that conditions allowing the City of New Braunfels to return to Non-Drought water restrictions have been met. Per New Braunfels Code of Ordinances, Section 130-23, Article IV, Water Service, Division 7, to exit Stage 1, the 10-day average for the J-17 Edward Aquifer Level must stay above 660 feet for 15 consecutive days. Today, the 10-day average water level reading is 666.3-feet, allowing New Braunfels to enact Non-Drought guidelines. As such, Non-Drought restrictions become effective today, November 1, 2021.
During Non-Drought status, customers may water with a sprinkler or irrigation system two days per week based on the last digit of the customer’s address. Customers may water before 10:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m. on their designated days. Watering with a hand-held hose, bucket, drip irrigation system, or soaker hose that does not spray water in the air is allowed at any time on any day.
The non-drought water stage restrictions schedule for irrigation is as follows:
Addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8 may water on Monday and Thursday.
Addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9 may water on Tuesday and Friday.
Watering is not allowed on weekends unless a customer has been granted a water variance.
“Drought restrictions have been in place since September 2021,” said Chief Communications and Strategy Officer, Melissa Krause. “As we enter Non-Drought status, NBU encourages customers to continue to practice water conservation and observe watering guidelines. Conservation can help to manage water bills. New Braunfels Utilities offers a variety of resources to help customers implement water-saving measures at nbutexas.com/conservation.”
To keep track of the latest watering stage and pertinent information, visit nbutexas.com/current-water-restriction-status, facebook.com/newbraunfelsutilities, or call the NBU Water Information Hotline at 830.608.8925. In addition to providing a complete copy of the New Braunfels Water Conservation and Drought Management Plan, nbutexas.com 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. New Braunfels Utilities offers its customers additional ways to save and conserve with rebates. To take advantage of these money-saving rebates, visit nbutexas.com/rebates.
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 helps 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 facebook.com/newbraunfelsutilities, on Twitter at @nbutexas, and learn more, visit nbutexas.com.