SAWS News: How to Lower Your Monthly Sewer Service Charge
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 680.7'
4/19/19 - 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 680.7 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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How to Lower Your Monthly Sewer Service Charge


Wouldn’t it be great if you had a say in how much you’re charged for your monthly sewer service? Wait a minute, you actually do!

Here’s how: SAWS sewer charges are based on your average winter water use. That means the less water you use from mid-November to mid-March, the lower your monthly sewer service charge will be in 2019.

It’s called winter averaging and it monitors the amount of water you use during three complete billing cycles to calculate your sewer fee for the whole year.

Just how do you use less water, you ask? It’s simple. Turn off any automatic irrigation system you have. Your landscape is the single biggest water user and in winter it goes dormant, which means it doesn’t need any additional water than what Mother Nature provides.

Saving water now really can add up to big savings throughout 2019.

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