San Antonio Water System is committed to being an environmental steward. We depend on clean and safe water for drinking, recreation and business use. Our quality of water is a top priority.
Our wastewater and environmental experts work closely with local, state and federal regulatory agencies to ensure our wastewater and drinking water operations comply with the spirit and the letter of the law. SAWS' “A-rated” wastewater treatment operation has been acclaimed as one of the best environmental programs in the country.
As a result of increased development and the potential for polluting the Edwards Aquifer, SAWS is taking a proactive approach to protecting our water quality.
San Antonio is the only U.S. city to reuse all three wastewater treatment process byproducts: recycled water, organic biosolids and methane gas. We humbly call it the environmental "trifecta."
This unique reclamation project has helped transform a former wastewater discharge area into a world-renowned refuge for shore birds and waterfowl.
SAWS endorses energy management and conservation efforts that benefit the environment as well as our ratepayers.
MedDropSA is the safe, easy way to dispose of unwanted and expired over-the-counter and prescription medications.
SAWS is a proud partner of this program, which supports better air quality and health in the Alamo Area region through pollution reduction.