- Edwards Aquifer
- Water Quality
- New Water Sources
- 2012 Water Management Plan
- Adjustments to 2009 Water Management Plan Update
- 2009 Water Management Plan Update
- Current Water Supply Projects
- Water Recycling
- Water Resource Protection & Compliance
Note: Adjustments to this plan since 2009 place San Antonio 20 years ahead of schedule in securing alternative water supplies to meet the community's needs. As a result, some information in this section may be outdated. Learn more.
2009 Water Management Plan Update
San Antonio's proven success conserving and managing our water has made the Alamo City a national leader in water supply management. Now, San Antonio Water System is building on those achievements to meet the city's water needs for the next 50 years.
|Building on developments and successes since 2009, adjustments to San Antonio's water management plan fill the permitted supply gap.|
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An update to SAWS 50-Year Water Management Plan leverages the utility's most successful innovations to ensure plentiful, quality and affordable water — now and for generations to come. The goal is to effectively manage our existing supplies while developing new water sources for the future.
Water for Generations
Unlike many other parts of the country, South Central Texas is blessed with an abundance of groundwater supplies — enough to quench the region's thirst for hundreds of years or more. Public water systems like SAWS are required by state law to acquire permits to pump groundwater.
To keep rates affordable, SAWS is very cautious when choosing which water supply projects to pursue.