2016 & 2017 Approved Rates Target Long-term Needs
The SAWS Board of Trustees and San Antonio City Council approved changes 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, the maximum adjustment will be 7.9 percent, which is approximately $4.37 for the average residential 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 approved 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.