Are conservation efforts working?

We have seen a reduction overall. Ten years ago, our per capita usage was around 165 gallons per person per day. It’s come down to 140, 130 gallons per person per day, except in really dry years when we see more water usage through the summer and all year long, and that makes the average go up. A big factor in our conservation is our reclaimed water availability. A lot of the new houses that are being built have reclaimed water as their sole irrigation source for sprinkler systems. So, we’re saving 13 percent of our water overall just by serving reclaimed water.

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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?