Sustainable, Affordable Water Services.
SAWS is a public utility serving 1.8 million of our fellow San Antonians with sustainable, affordable water services.
What We Do
Making San Antonio Waterful
When it comes to water conservation, San Antonio is the best in the nation. Innovations such as storing excess water underground help SAWS manage droughts.
SAWS manages and maintains 12,000 miles of pipes below your feet, to keep water flowing to and from your home today, tomorrow and for years to come.
San Antonio's water is safe and reliable because of frequent quality testing by SAWS. Our commitment means clean and healthy water every time you turn on the tap.
Extensive water planning and innovative thinking by SAWS is securing San Antonio’s water future for generations to come.
We're Here to Help.
Apply for permits, pay impact fees and check permit status online.
We can help ease the burden of utility costs for qualifying customers.
Request location information about underground pipes.
Learn more about the construction projects in your area.
Making an impact.
San Antonio boasts the largest direct recycled water system in the nation.
SAWS inspects, cleans and maintains 12,000 miles of water and sewer mains.
Our desal plant converts salty groundwater into 12 million gallons of drinking water each day.