SAWS: Current Water Supply Projects
Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 664.8'
2/16/18 - Official

The Edwards aquifer and its catchment area in the San Antonio region is about 8,000 square miles and includes all or part of 13 counties in south-central Texas.

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Year-Round Watering Hours

Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed any day of the week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

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Aquifer Level 664.8 | Year-Round Watering Hours


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Current Water Supply Projects

Current Water Supply Projects

Affordable. Sustainable. Diversified.

Just a few years ago, San Antonio was totally dependent on day-to-day pumping from the Edwards Aquifer for the city's water needs. Now, as a result of extensive planning and funding through the Water Supply Fee, SAWS is working to secure San Antonio's water future.

SAWS has one of the most diversified and innovative water supply portfolios in the country. Over the last 20 years, SAWS has led the country in developing water supply, for the purposes of reducing its reliance on the Edwards Aquifer and diversifying its portfolio, planning for one of the highest population growth corridors in the nation, and preparing for drought. San Antonio leadership has worked over these last 20 years to radically change the water supply situation, thereby sustaining a thriving economy.

Existing Water Resources
Edwards Aquifer Trinity Aquifer
Aquifer Storage and Recovery Canyon Lake
Brackish Groundwater Desalination Carrizo Aquifer
Medina Lake Lake Dunlap/Wells Ranch

Water Projects Underway
Vista Ridge Pipeline

Proposed Future Water Supplies
Expanded Local Carrizo

Conceptual Long-Term Water Solutions
Ocean Water Desalination Additional ASR
New Future Conservation Paradigms Future Regional Water Supply
Brackish Groundwater Desalination Expansion

For additional information, contact Water Resources at 210-233-3670.