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NEWS | May 16, 2014

Stage III water restrictions implemented across JBSA

By 502nd 502nd Civil Engineer Squadron

Due to the effects of the continuing drought, the 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio commander has directed implementation of Stage III water restrictions across Joint Base San Antonio.

The changes from Stage II to Stage III are substantial. All the Stage II restrictions are still in place.

Additionally, watering is now limited to once every other week with watering times from 7 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. Watering will be done with an irrigation system, sprinkler or soaker hose, and only on your designated watering day.

In Stage 3, the watering days are based on your address:

· Address number ends in 0 or 1, Monday is the watering day;
 
· Address number ends in 2 or 3, Tuesday is the watering day;

· Address number ends in 4 or 5, Wednesday is the watering day;

· Address number ends in 6 or 7, Thursday is the watering day;

· Address number ends in 8 or 9, Friday is the watering day.

There will be no watering allowed on weekends.

Use of portable yard pools is prohibited, as well as fire hydrant and sewer flushing. Government-operated vehicles are allowed to be washed once per month and no new planting is allowed. Privately owned vehicles and still be washed once a week, on either Saturday or Sunday.

All water restriction measures are listed in the JBSA Critical Period Management Plan available online at http://www.samhouston.army.mil/pao/announce-event/pdf/JBSACriticalMgtPlan2013.pdf.

JBSA personnel should not confuse the JBSA water restrictions with the SAWS restriction levels. The JBSA water restrictions are more stringent and begin sooner than SAWS restrictions.

For more water-saving tips, visit http://www.WaterUseItWisely.com (111 ways to conserve) and http://SAWS.org.