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New Braunfels Utilities’ customers may request a variance to any section of the City of New Braunfels Water Conservation and Critical Period Management Plan, if they can show that a section of the ordinance creates a hardship. Customers may submit a request for a variance to construct, install, and fill a new pool.

Complete the forms below if you are experiencing any hardship due to certain utility placement. From landscape changes to pool installations, we are here to work with you.


Landscape Form

New Braunfels Utilities customers may request a variance to any section of the City of New Braunfels Water Conservation and Critical Period Management Plan if they can show that a section of the ordinance creates a hardship. The request for such variances must be submitted in writing to the Conservation Coordinator. (Sec. 130-218.2)

For new landscapes, requests shall be submitted prior to installation (Sec. 130-228). New Braunfels Utilities’ Conservation Coordinator will review all forms within 30 days of being received (Sec. 130-218.2). Application of grass seed to an existing stand of grass or turf is not considered new landscaping. If a meeting is not deemed necessary you will be notified, in writing, of the variance approval/denial within 30 days from your variance request being received (Sec. 130-218.3). If a meeting is deemed necessary, you will be notified in writing of the meeting date and time (Sec. 130-218.3). Notification of variance approval/denial will be sent in writing within 30 days from date of meeting.


Swimming Pool Form

The City of New Braunfels Code of Ordinances states that construction, installation, and filling of new pools will not be allowed during Stage III Drought Restrictions, unless the permit to construct the pool was received prior to Stage III Drought Restrictions (Chapter 130 – Utilities, Article IV. – Water Service, Division 7. – Drought Management Plan, Sec. 130-228. – Specific Water Use Reduction Measures).

Please complete the form below, and your request will be sent to NBU Conservation Staff for review.

Contact
If you have questions please contact NBU Conservation: