Water Conservation

WaterConservationlogoWater conservation is a priority for the City of Schertz.  While the City’s water supplies are sufficient, high water demand can create system-wide fluctuations in water pressure and challenges in maintaining ideal water storage levels. This is especially prevalent in the summer months when we experience less rain and extremely high temperatures. This unfavorable combination often leads to an increase in water consumption across the City as residents try to maintain their luscious green lawns. The City encourages residents to conserve and preserve our community's most precious resource.

Effective March 2003, the City has received its water from the Carrizo Aquifer. Unlike other cities in the area that rely on the Edwards Aquifer, Schertz customers have high-quality water with limited use restrictions. While, the Carrizo Aquifer is not under Stage 1, 2, 3, or 4 restrictions, Schertz encourages good stewardship of our water resources and promotes a year-round water conservation plan. The guidelines of this conservation plan are as follows:

  •  Year-round outdoor sprinkler watering is prohibited between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The use of a handheld hose or other handheld watering device or a drip irrigation system can be used at any time.
  • It shall be a violation if a person or customer allows water to run off into a non-pervious ditch, or fails to repair a controllable leak.
  • Re-use water usage is exempt from the water conservation plan. 
  • Customers using water from private water wells must comply with all requirements of the water conservation plan.
  • All persons are urged not to waste water.

If dry conditions continue, residents should be prepared for restrictions to be placed.

View Drought Contingency and Water Conservation Plan

Water Usage Data 

To view your monthly, daily, or hourly water consumption, and to set up alerts when usage has reached a certain level go to municipalonlinepayments.com/schertztx. If you are having trouble signing on, please contact Utility Billing at (210) 619-1100.

Compare your outdoor and indoor water consumption to the national average.

Fixture Rebate Program

The City of Schertz Public Works and Inspection Department has been authorized by the City Manager and City Council to establish a toilet rebate program. Set forth is the policy regulating the rules and condition of this program. The intent of the program is to encourage conservation of water by replacing toilets that exceed 1.6 gallon capacity. View Fixture Rebate Application.

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Water-Saving Tips

You can help protect our water supply, and save money, with a few simple and easy actions. Check out these few water-saving tips that you can adopt to help keep life fun in Schertz and not waste water!

Indoor Water Saving Tips

  • Replace an older toilet with a WaterSense-labeled high efficiency toilet
  • Regularly check for & repair water leaks
  • Take shorter showers
  • Install an aerator on your bathroom or kitchen faucet
  • Select an Energy Star-approved clothes washer
  • Install a high efficiency showerhead
  • Wash only full loads
  • Always turn taps off tightly so they do not drip.

Outdoor Water Saving Tips

  • Water early before 10:00 a.m. or late after 8:00 p.m.
  • Do not over-water in anticipation of a shortage.
  • Use shut-off timers or on-off timers, if possible. Do not turn on sprinklers and leave for the day.
  • Plant drought tolerant plants
  • Mulch your yard
  • Eliminate water leaks in irrigation systems
  • Install rain barrels