What are Boerne Utilities water production sources?

Only about 25 percent of our water comes from the ground, well water. The other three quarters comes from lakes – Boerne City Lake and Canyon Lake through GBRA (Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority). Our GBRA water is basically the water we serve for living purposes, such as laundry, washing dishes, and bathing. It comes on a constant flow basis all year long; it’s the water we use all through the winter and through the summer. Our summertime peak water production, which is primarily irrigation of lawns and landscaping, comes from a combination of Boerne City Lake water and well water.

In times of drought or in curtailment from the Cow Creek Water Conservation District there is just less water available from wells. So, we ask our customers to conserve because we are not as able to achieve peak production.

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1. Why does Boerne Utilities have more restrictive rules than other areas?
2. What is considered a water waste violation?
3. How can I report violations?
4. When will the drought end? Did the recent springs rain not end the drought?
5. What are Boerne Utilities water production sources?
6. How do restrictions from the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District impact Boerne Utilities?
7. How does the City of Boerne’s agreement with GBRA work?
8. Why does the City of Boerne impose water restrictions at times? If additional water is available, why aren’t we accessing it?
9. What does Boerne Utilities’ water consumption look like in a typical year?
10. Are conservation efforts working?