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NEWS | Oct. 21, 2011

Stage II: JBSA relaxes water restrictions

Joint Base San Antonio military officials have lifted Stage III water restrictions at Fort Sam Houston, Randolph Air Force Bases and Lackland. Water restrictions are now back to Stage II at all three JBSA military installations.

As of Oct. 17, Bexar County index well J-17 was at 651.7 feet. The well has remained above the 642-foot mark for more than 30 days, according to officials. Stage II water restrictions permit persons to water lawns, landscapes and gardens only once a week, between of 3-8 a.m. and 8-10 p.m., on designated watering days.

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

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

New landscaping is approved at the discretion of the base civil engineer. Government vehicles may be washed twice per month. Privately-own vehicles may be washed only on designated watering days. Drought conditions continue in the area. JBSA members can support water conservation efforts in Texas by adhering to watering rules.

The JBSA Drought Management Plan is available online at www.502abw.af.mil. For more information, or to report misuse, call the Water Hotline at 210-466-4H2O (4426).