Water Resource Protection & Compliance
SAWS commitment to water quality is not limited to the Edwards Aquifer and other groundwater sources. Efforts to protect and improve our lakes, rivers and streams underscore our dedication to preserving our most precious resource no matter where it is found.
San Antonio Water System monitors new development over the recharge zone in Bexar County to protect your water quality.
SAWS monitors water quality concerns and is the permitting authority for all water well activities within the city limits & SAWS service area.
San Antonio Water System's Resource Compliance division focuses on two state-mandated programs — Storm Water and Pretreatment.
This section covers: Storm Water Construction, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program, Clearing and Grading Ordinance and Permits, Forms and Documents.
This program limits pollutants discharged to the sanitary sewer in an effort to protect health and safety pursuant to the Clean Water Act.
Learn more about the city ordinance that seeks to prevent sanitary sewer blockages and overflows caused by the accumulation of fats, oils and grease that's wrongly discharged into the sewer system.