2016 & 2017 Approved Rates Target Long-term Needs
SAWS Board and San Antonio City Council approved change's to SAWS water and sewer rate structure and rates for 2016 and 2017.
The approved rate adjustment will average 7.5 percent in 2016, or about $3.90 on the average residential bill after restructuring. In 2017, we are proposing up to a 7.9 percent adjustment, which is approximately $4.37 for the average water customer.
Customers who are low water users will actually see a total price decrease in their bill of 9.2 percent, or $1.32, thanks to the proposed rate structure change.
"We have worked hard to make SAWS more efficient with our operations, our workforce and our facilities," said President/CEO Robert R. Puente. "But as we look at San Antonio's rapidly growing population, we also need to increase the utility's capacity to serve them."
Please note that water rates will not change for customers in areas formerly served by Bexar Metropolitan Water District.