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UTSA water restriction and conservation plan goes into effect immediately

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(April 14, 2011)--Stage One water restrictions went into effect in San Antonio on April 11. According to the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), the agency that regulates water usage in the city, Stage One water restrictions go into effect when the Edwards Aquifer goes below 660 feet above sea level.

In support of water conservation and environmental stewardship, UTSA will implement the following measures:

  • All UTSA campuses including the Main Campus, Downtown Campus and HemisFair Park Campus will be restricted to one-day-per-week watering on Mondays between midnight and 10 a.m. or 8 p.m. and midnight.
  • Athletics and sports fields are considered special-use areas; additional watering variances are requested from SAWS.
  • Aesthetic water fountains supplied only by potable water will be turned off. Depending on the water volume required, a fountain may be drained during the restriction period or remain filled with recirculating water used to maintain fountain pumps and equipment.
  • Facilities staff members continually monitor automatic irrigation systems for proper operation and install landscaping that supports water conservation and protects natural resources.

UTSA community members are encouraged to follow water conservation practices and monitor drought information at the San Antonio Water System website. Further restrictions will be instated if the aquifer level continues to fall.

For more information or to submit suggestions, contact UTSA Facilities Work Control at 210-458-4262.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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