Business Affairs’ efforts touch thousands of campus community members every day. In the spring, members of the UTSA Student Government Association (SGA) approached VPBA about the possibility of installing hydration stations at the MH and MS buildings. They like the convenience of filling up their reusable bottles with cool, filtered water as well as the cost savings and the reduced impact on the environment. This was a job for the Facilities Construction Team, which provides university departments faster, cheaper, flexible options for renovations and repairs. The Facilities Construction Team Manager Roy Garza met with SGA Representative Kate Falconer to identify the number and locations of the hydrations stations. The organization requested that two units be installed on the second floor of MH and two units installed on the second floor of the MS. Facilities managed the installation of four new hydration stations at the desired locations.
Hydration stations on UTSA campuses, first installed in 2014 and now totaling 39, have already prevented the use of tens of thousands of water bottles. Check out their locations on this map.
The City of San Antonio is now in Stage 2 drought restrictions according to the San Antonio Water System (SAWS). Stage 2 restrictions begin when the 10-day rolling average of the Edwards Aquifer level reaches 650 feet mean sea level at the monitored well. In support of water conservation and environmental stewardship, UTSA campuses will water only on Mondays between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. SAWS granted variances also permit the university to power wash, operate the Sombrilla Fountain and water special use areas that include athletic and sports fields.
For more information on UTSA’s compliance with drought restrictions or to assist with ongoing conservation efforts by reporting water leaks and offering suggestions, please contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.
For more on SAWS’ announcement or for additional information on Stage 2 restrictions and water saving tips.
(May 23, 2018) – The City of San Antonio is now in Stage I Drought Restrictions according to the San Antonio Water System (SAWS). Stage 1 of the city’s drought plan goes in effect when the 10-day average of the Edwards Aquifer at the J-17 monitoring well drops to 660 feet or below.In support of water conservation and environmental stewardship, UTSA campuses will water only on Mondays before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m. Campuses will be restricted from washing impervious covers, such as parking lots, driveways, streets, buildings and sidewalks and operating the sprinkler and irrigation systems on weekends. Athletic and sports fields are considered special use areas and additional watering day variances may be requested and granted from SAWS. A SAWS variance will also be required to operate outdoor commercial fountains during drought stages 1-4.
- For additional information on UTSA’s compliance with the drought restrictions, contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262.
- For more on SAWS’ announcement or for a schedule of watering days and additional information on Stage 1 restrictions.