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Posted By: Christina Coleman
The San Antonio Water System may have to enforce the toughest
water restriction in the utility's history.
The Edwards Aquifer is twenty feet below what it usually is
this time of year and ten feet away from levels that would
require SAWS to go into stage 3 water restrictions.
The SAWS director of conservation, Karen Guz, says they may go
into stage 3 restrictions as early as May.
She says customers would be allowed to water their grass
once every other week under those guidelines, "If we go to stage
3, remember there is going to be an off week when nobody in the entire
city uses spray irrigation. Then the next week remember what your day is and it's 7 to 11, you can use spray irrigation again."
This is the third consecutive year that this region has been in a drought.
This has only occurred two other times, once in the early 1980's and again
in the 1950's. You can visit the SAWS website at http://www.saws.org/conservation/droughtrestrictions/ for more water saving tips.
Preferred Landscape and Lighting also has plenty of information on what
you can do to keep your yard healthy during these dry conditions.
The business is located at 26421 IH-10 West in Boerne.
The company's president, David Dunne, encourages people to use
drip irrigation to water their yards.
He also encourages using native plants in your yard, "A sea of grass is not
the best thing for San Antonio, having it mixed in with planting beds of adaptive plants and deep soils and appropriately irrigating is the best thing for San Antonio.
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Tuesday, March 19 2013, 09:59 PM CDT
Winning numbers drawn in Powerball jackpot
May 19, 2013 03:43 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Lottery officials say the winning numbers in a near-historic Powerball jackpot have been drawn.
They are: 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and Powerball 11.
Officials say the latest Powerball jackpot figure results are still pending. They had estimated it at $600 million.
With four of every five possible combinations of Powerball numbers in play, someone is almost sure to win the game's highest jackpot. The problem, of course, is those same odds just about guarantee the lucky person won't be you.
The chances of winning the prize remain astronomically low: 1 in 175.2 million. That's how many different ways you can combine the numbers when you play.
But since about 80 percent of the possible combinations have been purchased, lottery officials say it's likely the winning ticket could be selected.
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