SAWS: Affordability Discount
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Edwards Aquifer

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9/19/18 - 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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Affordability Discount

Affordability Discount

Effective for consumption on or about January 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019**
Ordinance No. 92752 dated October 19, 2000

SAWS offers four levels of affordability discounts for residential customers who meet the income eligibility requirements.

To receive the discount, a customer must apply with the city of San Antonio Department of Human Services, Family Assistance Division. Program qualifications include being a SAWS customer, qualifying with DHS and meeting the federal income assistance guidelines.

Eligibility is based on Household Family Size and Income at or below 125% Federal Assistance Guidelines

Affordability Program Discounts
Family Size Annual income at or below
1 $15,175
2 $20,575
3 $25,975
4 $31,375
5 $36,775
6 $42,175
7 $47,575
8 $52,975
Families with more than 8 persons Add $5,200 for each additional person
2018 Maximum Discount is based on type of service provided
  Annual income at or below 50% Poverty Annual income at or below 75% Poverty Annual income at or below 100% Poverty Annual income at or below 125% Poverty
Water and Sewer $24.50 $17.00 $11.00 $8.72
Water only $11.25 $8.00 $5.20 $4.10
Sewer only $13.25 $9.00 $5.80 $4.62
2019 maximum Discount is based on type of service provided
  Annual income at or below 50% Poverty Annual income at or below 75% Poverty Annual income at or below 100% Poverty Annual income at or below 125% Poverty
Water and Sewer $25.75 $17.95 $11.55 $9.05
Water only $11.25 $8.15 $5.30 $4.15
Sewer only $14.50 $9.80 $6.25 $4.90

** Please note that discounts are not applied to TCEQ and EAA pass-through fees nor to Storm Water Fees.

Rev. 2/2018