Stage 1 Drought Restrictions Looming on the Horizon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pamela Quidley
Manager, Communications and External Affairs
830.312.7940 | email@example.com
(New Braunfels, TX – August 27, 2021) – This summer’s early rains allowed New Braunfels and the surrounding community to enjoy Non-Drought water status since May 22, 2021.However, the high temperatures, lack of significant rains, and increased demand has caused water levels Edwards Aquifer
to drop significantly over the past few weeks. Today, the 10-day average of the J-17 well is 661-feet, only
one- foot above the trigger for Stage 1 watering restrictions. Without significant rainfall, we anticipate Stage 1 watering restrictions could go into effect by early next week.
Stage 1 water restrictions schedule allows 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. The use of a sprinkler or irrigation system is not permitted on the weekends during Stage 1, 2, or 3.
Stay informed of the latest watering requirements by visiting nbutexas.com, facebook.com/newbraunfelsutilities, or by calling 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, nbutexas.com is also a great place to obtain a landscape watering guideline for New Braunfels, request a virtual assessment, and to explore tips for saving water – both inside and outside the home.
New Braunfels Utilities customers are reminded that on-peak tiered water rate increases took effect June 1, and remain effective through September 30. Conservation measures can help to manage your utility bill. To learn more, visit nbutexas.com/rates.
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.