San Marcos Urges Water Conservation As Aquifer Level Falls

The City of San Marcos is urging water conservation because of rapidly dropping aquifer levels and the prospect of Stage 2 drought rules quickly approaching.

Stage 2 is implemented when the 10-day average Edwards Aquifer index well level falls below 650 feet above mean sea level (msl). Monitoring wells indicate the aquifer level is dropping about one foot per day.

“We’re starting summer with above average temperatures and below average rainfall, with few prospects for any rain in the coming weeks.” said Tom Taggart, Executive Director of Public Services. “It’s absolutely necessary that everyone cut back a little to avoid Stage 3 or Stage 4 water restrictions later this summer.” Read more from San Marcos Corridor News