By 2019, Bexar County reduced its use of water per capita per day by 10%. Our growing community makes water conservation more challenging and more important.
The Edwards Aquifer remains the primary source of water. It is highly regulated to ensure that spring flows remain sufficient during droughts, which protects endangered species and also ensures that water remains in aquatic ecosystems like rivers.
Conservation programs help keep our community usage reasonable even when a summer gets extremely hot and dry. Generally, we must, collectively, reduce our water use by 1 billion gallons each year to stay on track to conserve water.