2014 System Requirements
San Antonio Water System expects to request a 5.1 percent average rate increase for 2014, or about $2.58 on the average monthly residential bill.
Almost half of the increase is to bring the latest non-Edwards Aquifer water supplies on line in San Antonio. SAWS has invested wisely in water supply projects in the past, helping San Antonio avoid Stage 3 water restrictions during the recent drought.
SAWS significantly reduced its projected 2014 rate increase of 13.5 percent by cutting more than $10 million in costs and operating expenses, including the elimination of 41 positions.
"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.