SAWS News: Avoid the Sticker Shock of Summer Water Use
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5/24/19 - 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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Avoid the Sticker Shock of Summer Water Use

imageSan Antonio hasn’t been in drought restrictions since October of last year, but the break may soon be over. Temperatures are circling 100 degrees and this week the Edwards Aquifer level in San Antonio dropped below 660’ yesterday for the first time this year.

How can San Antonians avoid the sticker shock of summer water use?

SAWS new free online WaterSmart service provides customers customized tools and feedback on monthly water use, comparisons to similar homes, and suggestions where water can be saved. The initial sign up for WaterSmart is limited to the remainder of May, so customers should sign up soon at:

“Customers have told us that they want personalized tools to understand and manage their household water use,” said Conservation Director Karen Guz. “WaterSmart is a groundbreaking tool for SAWS in that it will provide monthly reports showing our customers how to make good water and money saving decisions. We think that going into the summer with a good chance of drought restrictions on the horizon, it’s a great opportunity for customers to give it a try.”

Meter reading still occurs once a month, but customers receive notice with information within days of the read, as well as the option to sign up for an alert if their water use has changed – so no waiting on a bill to come by mail days later.

“Although we have an ample supply of water for all our customers, ,” said SAWS President/CEO Robert R. Puente, “The innovative tools we have for our customers will give them better information, faster AND help extend our water supplies.”

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