The annual budget process is an effort to strike the appropriate balance between ensuring that rates remain affordable for SAWS customers and ensuring the ongoing operational and financial integrity of the organization.
The 2019 Annual Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program presents a financial plan designed to continue SAWS’ mission to provide sustainable affordable water services. The budget balances revenue requirements with available revenues and other funding sources. Some of the key objectives of the plan are:
- Continued repair and replacement of aging infrastructure.
- Sustained investment in water supply initiatives in support of the 2017 Water Management Plan.
- Compliance with the requirements of the Consent Decree entered into with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality relating to the reduction of sanitary sewer overflows.