SAWS Rate Adjustments for 2015
A rate adjustment approved last November by San Antonio City Council is set to take effect Jan. 1, 2015 — an increase of $2.79 or 5.3 percent on the average residential bill.
More than 80 percent of new revenue will be used to address long-term water supply and sewer system needs. This includes expansion of SAWS' successful local Carrizo Aquifer water supply program, further enhancing San Antonio's non-Edwards Aquifer water sources.
The rates will also fund major sewer maintenance required by a court-ordered consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as necessary improvements to SAWS wastewater treatment plants.
Please note that water rates will not increase for customers in areas formerly served by Bexar Metropolitan Water District.
"We are committed to operating more efficiently so our ratepayers can continue to receive a high level of service at the lowest possible price," said Robert R. Puente, SAWS president and CEO.