Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 675.0'
10/20/16 - 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 675.0 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Developer Resources

Impact Fees

Current Impact Fees

Effective June 1, 2015
Water Supply Impact Fee $2,796
Water Delivery  
  Flow $1,182
  System Development  
  Low Elevation $619
    Middle Elevation $799
  High Elevation $883
  Medio $1,429
  Dos Rios/Leon Creek $786

  Medio $838

  Upper Medina $1,565
    Lower Medina $475
    Upper Collection $2,520
    Middle Collection $1,469
    Lower Collection $719
Impact Fees are shown as per equivalent dwelling unit (EDU).
* Impact fees charged are based upon the date of plat recordation. Properties requesting an increase in water or wastewater service beyond that designated in the original plat will be subject to current impact fees.

An impact fee is a one-time charge imposed on new development to help recover capital costs associated with providing the infrastructure and other required improvements to provide service to that new development.

For more information on SAWS impact fees, complete with maps of water and wastewater service areas and levels, download the following files in Adobe PDF format.

Special Impact Fee by Agreement

A Special Impact Fee by Agreement was approved by SAWS Board of Trustees to aid in responsible development over specific areas of the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone. These areas are currently served by sewer lift stations.

As development occurs, each of the developments would typically be required to make improvements to the lift stations or build additional lift stations to serve their property. To prevent multiple sewer lift station improvements to the existing lift stations as well as additional lift stations, SAWS collects the Special Impact Fee by Agreement (Lift Station Escrow Fee) which will be used by SAWS to make regional improvements to the existing lift stations or partially fund the extensive sewer gravity outfall network in the future.

Capital Improvements Advisory Committee Meetings

The Capital Improvements Advisory Committee met in 2013-2014 to update the impact fees, in accordance with Chapter 395 of the Texas Local Government Code.

Next or most recent CIAC meeting:

January 18, 9:00 AM

Questions regarding impact fees may be submitted to
Mains & Services at 210-233-2009.

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