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NEWS | Jan. 26, 2024

Stage 2 water restrictions implemented across Joint Base San Antonio

502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The recent rains brought some relief which allows JBSA to slightly relax the water restrictions from Stage 3 to Stage 2. As of Jan. 26, 2024, Joint Base San Antonio military officials have issued Stage 2 water restrictions at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, JBSA-Randolph and JBSA-Lackland.

Designated watering days are based on the last digit of an address or facility number:

  • If address/facility number ends in 0 or 1 Monday is the watering day.
  • If address/facility number ends in 2 or 3 Tuesday is the watering day.
  • If address/facility number ends in 4 or 5 Wednesday is the watering day.
  • If address/facility number ends in 6 or 7 Thursday is the watering day.
  • If address/facility number ends in 8 or 9 Friday is the watering day.

No watering on weekends with a sprinkler, soaker hose or irrigation system. Areas without a street address, such as medians and open fields, water on Wednesday.

Landscape watering with an irrigation system, sprinkler or soaker hose is allowed only once a week from before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. on your designated watering day, as determined by your address or facility number.

  • New turf/landscaping may be watered as identified in Stage Normal until adequate growth is maintained.
  • POV washing allowed once per week on Saturday or Sunday if there is no water waste. A positive shutoff nozzle must be used with hoses when washing cars to prevent water waste. Water should not be allowed to run into the street.
  • All swimming pools must have a minimum of 25 percent of the surface area covered with evaporation screens when not in use. Inflatable pool toys or floating decorations may be used.
  • Hand watering with a hand-held hose, soaker hose, drip irrigation, bucket or watering can is permitted any time and any day.
  • Washing impervious cover such as parking lots, driveways, streets or sidewalks is prohibited except to correct life, health, or safety concerns.
  • Irrigation of athletic fields is permitted only as required to maintain the turf viability/safety. Athletic fields continue Stage Normal Water Use Measures.
  • Landscape on golf courses is required to follow one-day-per-week watering.
  • Use of fountains, waterfalls, or other aesthetic water features outdoors or indoors is prohibited, unless a variance has been granted for 100 percent non-potable water use.

Those found not abiding with the JBSA Critical Period Management Plan may face potential disciplinary measures. Reports will remain anonymous.

Contact the JBSA Water Conservation Manager at 210-295-7576 or by email to for reporting water abuse.

All voicemails and emails must include subject header titled “Water Abuse Report,” and shall also include address/location and contact information within the body of the reporting email and/or voicemail. See the attached document for more details.