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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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For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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