SAWS: Rates Advisory Committee
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 681.1'
6/19/19 - 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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Year-Round Watering Hours

Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed any day of the week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

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Aquifer Level 681.1 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Community Involvement

Rate Advisory Committee

San Antonio Water System periodically enlists the assistance of a diverse cross section of customers to review current water and wastewater rates and other SAWS fees. The purpose of the committee is to make recommendations regarding future rate structures. The last review was completed in 2015.

In 2019, SAWS is once again conducting a cost of service and rate design study. We are accepting nominations for the Rates Advisory Committee through July for appointment in September.


In this section:

RAC Documents

2015 SAWS Rate Study Report

Analysis report used to develop recommendations for the cost of service and rate structures for SAWS’ water and wastewater utilities.

Presentation: 2019 Cost of Service & Rate Design Study

Overview of the scope and purpose of cost of service and rate design study to be conducted in 2019.

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Presentation: 2019-2020 Rate Study Introduction

Briefing of the rate study process including trends impacting finances, current rate structure and SAWS rates compared to other large Texas cities.

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Rates Advisory Committee Nomination Application

SAWS is seeking nominations for appointment to Rate Advisory Committee. Applications are due by July 31.

RFP for Cost of Service and Rate Design Study

RFP issued March 2019 requesting proposals from a consultant or consulting firm to analyze and provide recommendations to SAWS about the rate structure.

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