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UTSA implements water restriction plan in compliance with SAWS Stage II alert


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(June 15, 2011)--Because of the South Texas drought, Stage II water restrictions went into effect June 1 in San Antonio. According to the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), the agency that restricts and regulates water usage for the City of San Antonio, Stage II water restrictions go into effect when the Edwards Aquifer goes below 650 feet above sea level.

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

  • The UTSA campuses -- Main Campus, Downtown Campus and HemisFair Park Campus -- will be restricted to one-day-per-week watering on Mondays from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Athletics and sports fields are considered special-use areas and additional watering day variances are requested from SAWS.
  • Aesthetic water fountains supplied only by potable water have been turned off. Depending on the water volume required, a fountain may be drained during the duration of the restriction or remain filled with recirculating water used to maintain fountain pumps and equipment.
  • Washing impervious cover, such as parking lots, driveways, streets, buildings or sidewalks, is prohibited during drought restrictions. Exceptions, based on health and safety reasons, may be requested from SAWS. All requests should be processed through the UTSA Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management. Unless a variance is requested and granted from SAWS, power washing without a variance will be considered subject to citation.
  • The Office of Facilities continually monitors the automatic irrigation systems for proper operation and installs 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 may occur if the aquifer level continues to fall.

>> Read more at the UTSA Office of Facilities website.

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



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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