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Monday, May 5th, 2014

City Hall hopes incentive program encourages rainwater collection

Under a new program administered by the Public Works department, the city of San Marcos is offering rebates of up to $5,000 for homeowners who install rainwater harvesting systems. Owners of commercial and institutional properties — including apartment complexes and buildings — are eligible for up $20,000 in reimbursements.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Stage 3 drought water use rules begin Sunday

With the Edwards Aquifer level dropping steadily, San Marcos ratchets up restrictions on sprinklers, swimming pools and car washing.

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

City program offers appliance rebates

Those who missed the deadline for a state appliance rebate reservation system can still benefit from two similar programs offered by the City of San Marcos. The programs have no income limitations.

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

City to offer rebates for energy efficiency

The City of San Marcos Public Services Department has implemented two new programs to encourage energy efficiency.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

City expands efficiency rebate programs

San Marcos officials plan to step up their water and electricity conservation efforts this year by giving more appliances and money to qualifying residents willing to swap out their less-efficient devices. In 2010, for the first time,...

Monday, October 26th, 2009

City to distribute more HETs

Once again, the City of San Marcos will distribute free high-efficiency toilets (HETs) to qualifying water customers.

Monday, October 19th, 2009

City to lift drought restrictions

After nearly six months of drought restrictions, San Marcos city officials are calling off Stage 1 drought effective at noon on Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

City lifts Stage 2 drought restrictions

The City of San Marcos lifted its Stage 2 drought restrictions Tuesday after several periods of significant rainfall that have relieved severe drought conditions. The city now moves down to Stage 1 restrictions.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

City offers rain barrel rebate

The City of San Marcos is offering a new rebate program to help residents save water through the use of rain barrels.

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Drought response rules amended

Recently, the San Marcos City Council amended the drought response rules, allowing residents to choose and apply for a different watering day per week. The new rules enable residents to even choose a Saturday or Sunday, if...

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