San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

Tom Taggart

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

City says water supply good until 2070

City officials believe San Marcos has secured water supplies to last until 2070 after reports from the city's efficiency task force and McLain Decision Support System on water and wastewater utilities.

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, August 5th, 2009

Council approves watering day option

The San Marcos City Council approved a watering day option for city residents Tuesday, though Councilmember Fred Terry didn't seem sure why he put the matter back up for consideration.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

AMI picks up second national award

The City of San Marcos was given the Utilities Telecom Council Apex Award for its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project.

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Council turns back extra watering day

San Marcos residents will not have the option of an extra lawn watering day. The city council, by a 4-3 vote last Tuesday night, denied a measure allowing residents to seek variances for additional watering days.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

San Marcos installs emergency generators

The San Marcos Public Services/Water and Wastewater Utility recently finished installing seven diesel-powered 250-700 watt generators that will backup electrically powered pump stations.

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

City to enter Stage 2 drought restrictions

The City of San Marcos will go into Stage 2 drought restrictions Friday due to slow flow at the San Marcos Springs and at an Edwards Aquifer Authority monitoring well.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

San Marcos enters Stage 1 water restrictions

Despite recent rains, the City of San Marcos entered Stage 1 water restrictions at noon Tuesday due to low spring flows from the Edwards Aquifer.

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

'Smart meter' installation begins in San Marcos

San Marcos has started to install new "smart meters" across the city. Apartment complexes will be the first to get them.

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

San Marcos kicks off single stream recycling

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz got some help from Crockett Elementary School students while kicking off the city's new single stream recycling program.

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