Stage 1 Watering Restrictions Return

San Antonio has returned to Stage 1 Watering Restrictions.   Here’s a little refresher on Stage 1 Watering Restrictions:  Landscape watering with an irrigation system, sprinkler, or soaker hose is permitted only on your designated day before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m. Watering days begin and end at midnight. Overnight and weekend watering is not allowed.Hand watering with a hose, drip irrigation, or a bucket is allowed any day, any time.Washing impervious cover (i.e., parking lots, driveways, streets, etc.) is prohibited.Water waste is prohibited at all times. Allowing water to run off into a gutter, ditch, drain, or failing to repair a controllable […]

SAIA to hold Webinar

For the month of May 2020, SAIA will be having a webinar training on “SAWS Water Conservation”.  For Texas Licensed Irrigators and Technicians you will get 2-Hours of TCEQ CEU credit.   “SAWS Water Conservation” May 12 / 4pm – 6pm / 2 CEU Cost:  $25 Each attendee will have to register and pay separately and will need to view the webinar on their own (PC, Tablet, Phone, etc.). Registration is now open! Please Click on link below to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saia-webex-2-hour-ceu-class-saws-water-conservation-tickets-104430225616

Webinar Opportunity 4/1/2020

Sensor-based irrigation monitoring and control Wed. April 1, 2020, | 11:00am  Dr. John Lea-Cox, Professor at University of Maryland, will discuss moisture sensor-based irrigation monitoring and control, how that saves water and improve plant health and potential cost benefits. Register Here!

COVID-19

Continue to go to CDC.gov for continued updates on COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

SAWS Irrigation Checkup Deadline Extended

Attention SAWS Irrigators and Stakeholders: Per SAWS email sent earlier today (3/25/2020). In response to the City of San Antonio’s Stay Home/Work Safe orders, the SAWS Annual Irrigation Checkup deadline has been extended to June 1 and is subject to change, if needed. Visit www.saws.org for more information about SAWS services. For all inquiries about the Irrigation Check-Up, please contact SAWS Conservation at 210-233-3443 or email irrigationcheckup@saws.org.

Big Thank You from SAIA!

Thank you to all vendors and guests that attended The South Texas Irrigation and Landscape Expo on February 29, 2020 at SAWS. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. See you next year!! http://sanantonioia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IMG_2549-scaled.jpg

TCEQ Proposes Amendments to Landscape Irrigation Rules

January 2020 – On January 15, 2020, TCEQ commissioners approved the publication of proposed rule revisions to 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 344, Landscape Irrigation. Check out this link for more information: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assistance/resources/the-advocate-1/tceq-proposes-amendments-to-landscape-irrigation-rules