San Marcos imposes Stage 2 drought restrictions
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San Marcos will enter Stage 2 drought restrictions on Monday.
Last year, the city enforced those same restrictions in May. Water levels in the aquifers are still falling, and that's why the city is adopting greater conservation measures earlier.
San Marcos officials also believe the city will enter Stage 3 restrictions by summer.
That happened for the first time in the city’s history last year.
"I don't think it is time for people to panic, but I think they need to understand that we are trying to protect our water sources, which is their water sources, and it is just a matter of prioritizing what you are using water for,” said Jan Klein, the conservation coordinator in San Marcos. “We need to make sure we have water for drinking, bathing, and that sort of stuff."
City administrators say conservation is the best policy because the drought is ongoing.
If you want to read the specifics of the drought and the water restrictions, go to the San Marcos website.