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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas July 2005 HERALDZEITUNG Page 5A DRY CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Lack of rain creating fire hazard really No outdoor burning should be taking place because of these Manford said the countys fire chiefs and other public safety officials have reported extremely dty Jeremy Van the Spring Branch lire said the other day they had about three Manford One burned up to a mobile home and burned the skirting on the Canyon Lake Manford had five Ores the same Deputy Fire Marshal Wayne Ellington reported his yard was so diy he left footprints in his They tell you when you can see its really Manford You need to Manford cautioned that in the diy conditions it would be extremely easy for a fire to get out of The drier we the more the fire Manford No water restrictions yet At New Braunfels Communications Manager Gretchen Reuwer reported no water like the San Antonio Water System and other major utilities and goes by the flow of the Comal Springs and the height of Edwards Aquifer water at the J17 well located on Fort Sam If the spring Qow is below 250 cubic or the water level in the well goes below 650 feet above mean sea Stage 1 water restrictions are summer is when our highest water use Reuwer The aquifer can drop by as much as a foot a Edwards Aquifer Authority Public Information Manager Margaret Garcia said the water level in the aquifer was 677 feet at 8 The aquifer dropped two tenths of a foot and has been dropping about six inches a day on Garcia In the aquifer fell We are still at feet above the historic monthly average for which is Garcia Were still doing pretty but if you consid er half a foot a no rain in sight and the huge demand on the were good for about 32 Were just hop ing for rain and encouraging everyone to The last time water restric tions were imposed here was in August when the aquifer dipped below 650 kicking offStage 1 in which water purveyors are required to reduce pumpage by 5 per In September of that the aquifer dipped below 640 bringing Stage 2 restric in which pumpage was 1 arrested after 2hour standoff A two hourlong standoff after a suspected assault end ed without incident early Wednesday as a SWAT team was preparing to deal with the New Braunfels police detec tive John Rios said the inci dent unfolded at about after officers were dis patched to the 400 block of Hill Street for a reported distur As they were en a report came in that there might have been a Officers approaching the neighborhood heard what they believed were When they arrived at the officers found Joe and ar rested him on a public intoxi cation It was then determined that the owner had barricaded himself in the and he ended up being the vic Rios the man refused to cooperate with and the Comal County Sheriffs Office SWAT team was called to bring him out of the ordered reduced by 10 That was the year we enact ed a sprinkler ban for two We had restrictions from the beginning of summer through Were hop ing not to get to that Garcia We think if people are mindful of the way they use dont water landscaping during the run only full loads of laundry and dont let water run down the sink while brushing your teeth and take shorter All those tilings would be This the aquifer is still doing Garcia Were above the Garcia theres still time to change peoples habits and time for Were hoping Mother Nature helps us Overwatering of Gar cia is a big Many modern turfs do not require the water once lavished on Augustine A lot of people Much of the grass used today doesnt need the water that grass used Garcia Your lawn probably only needs an inch of water every week or Dont Another she is watering during the What happens is most evaporates before it hits your Garcia If you do it early in the morning or late in the you have a better chance of making sure it soaks into your Out at the hot and dusty Dietert they dont use water for landscaping that doesnt feed the animals which means they dont water the I mowed it two weeks and it dont even have to be mowed Dietert Theres no water there for WATER SAVING TIPS Ensure that sprinklers are not watering concrete or paved surfaces and that water is not running down the Adjust the angle of the spray ana the length of time that sprinklers are allowed to run to prevent water waste from If you have a sprinkler sys turn it check all sprinkler heads for damage find replace immediately if Consider the installa tion of a rain sensor on your sprinkler Use an evaporation cover on your swimming pool when not in active a quick shower rather than a bath and save an aver age of 20 gallons of Install a waterefficient showerhead with a flow rate of less than gallons per Install aerators on your kitchen and bathroom faucets to reduce indoor water use by as much as 4 off the water when brushing your teeth or shav ing and save more than 5 gallons per best way to weather drought is to eliminate water It not only saves money and a precious but also complies with 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