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Water restrictions in New Braunfels, Texas
10/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
New Braunfels, TX

Start Date: 5/18/2018 - End Date: 10/10/2018
New Braunfels' water restrictions ended on Oct. 10 after several days of rain. Community Impact - Austin (Texas), Oct. 10, 2018 Stage 1 water restrictions took effect in New Braunfels after the water level of the Edwards Aquifer fell below 660 feet. “Due to insufficient rains and rising temperatures as well as an increased demand on the water supply, the levels of the Edwards aquifer began falling at a rate of 1/2 foot to 1 foot per day,” said Ian Taylor, CEO for New Braunfels Utilities. “The aquifer has been at or below 660 feet for 24 hours, which triggers stage 1 watering restrictions for NBU customers and New Braunfels.” Community Impact - Austin (Texas), May 18, 2018