SAWS: Fire Hydrant Meters
Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 664.1'
2/20/18 - 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 664.1 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Fire Hydrant Meters

SAWS may authorize a meter to be connected temporarily to a fire hydrant during construction operations in lieu of installing a temporary service line provided the customer:

  • Executes a contract for a meter on a fire hydrant
  • Pays a customer account deposit
  • Assumes responsibility for the safekeeping of the meter, fitting, and fire hydrant,
  • Pays the charges set out in the charge schedules
  • Complies with SAWS backflow prevention requirements

To request a fire hydrant meter, please click here.


Fire Hydrant Charges*
    2017 2018
Deposit   $910
In Bexar Country
$1060
Outside Bexar County
$1,637
Daily Availability Charge   $6.50 $6.60
* Please note rates are subject to change on a yearly basis.      
2017 WATER USE CHARGES
RATE PER 100 GALLONS*  
Metered Water Sales   $0.2138
Water Supply Fee   $0.1799
Edwards Aquifer Authority Permit Fee   $0.03612
*Meters read in cubic feet, rate shown is converted to hundreds of gallons
2018 WATER USE CHARGES
RATE PER 100 GALLONS* Non-Irrigation Irrigation
Metered Water Sales   $0.2699 $0.9802
Water Supply Fee   $0.2163 $0.5660
Edwards Aquifer Authority Permit Fee   $0.03533
*Meters read in cubic feet, rate shown is converted to hundreds of gallons