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Posted on: June 26, 2022


Water Restrictions

❗The City of Garden Ridge is currently in Stage 2 water restrictions, which went into effect on August 5, 2022. On August 19, 2022, the Edwards Aquifer Authority (“EAA”) imposed Stage 3 restrictions for all San Antonio area pumpers, including Garden Ridge, requiring a 35% pumping reduction.

❗At that time the City of Garden Ridge delayed Stage 3 water restrictions and continued to closely monitor consumption and pumping levels.

❗In an effort to provide our residents with as much advance notice as possible, the water bills received at the beginning of September contained information about implementing Stage 3 on September 23rd. However, that decision is not taken lightly and we are starting to see a slight decrease in current consumption levels. Therefore, the City of Garden Ridge will NOT enter Stage 3 this month and will remain in Stage 2 until further notice. We appreciate everyone's combined efforts to conserve water!

❗Please continue to keep these restrictions in mind as you consume water. As always, please try to conserve as much water as possible!

The City of Garden Ridge is currently in Stage 2 water restrictions (click to view), effective Friday, August 5, 2022.


View Stage 2 Proclamation Here

View Ordinance No. 61 Here

Stage 2 (click to view)

  • Water waste is prohibited to include, allowing water to run off onto a gutter, ditch, drain, into the street, or failing to repair a controllable leak.
  • Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler, permitted only once a week on the designated watering day during the hours of 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
    1 & 2Tuesday
    3 & 4Wednesday
    5 & 6Thursday
    7 & 8Friday
    Areas without a street address, such as medians, neighborhood entryways
     or common areas water as if their address ended in a 2.
  • Watering with drip irrigation or a 5-gallon bucket permitted during the hours of 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. any day.
  • Watering with a handheld hose permitted any day, any time.
  • Residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural Edwards Aquifer water users should reduce water consumption by any means available.
  • Washing impervious cover such as parking lots, driveways, streets, or sidewalks is prohibited.
  • Non-commercial washing of vehicles and mobile equipment (e.g. washing vehicles at a residence) is permitted any day at any time over landscape or other surface where run off is minimized and with the use of a hose using an automatic shut-off nozzle or bucket of 5 gallons or less.
  • No building permits will be issued for the construction of new swimming pools. The City Administrator may grant a variance for the construction of a swimming pool with proof that water for construction and filling of the pool will be brought in from a water source outside of the City.

 This does not apply to non- potable water, gray water, or treated effluent.

Stage 2 restrictions continue until there is an announcement that Stage 2 has been canceled or that Stage 3 is in effect. 

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