The City Council has approved the recommendation of the Rate Advisory Committee to replace, as of January 1, 2023, the current affordability discount program (described below) with a separate rate structure that provides discounted rates for qualified affordability program customers.

 

View Affordability Program Rates

 


Effective for January 1, 2022.

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

Qualifying customers can receive the discount by completing an Uplift program application. Program qualifications include being a SAWS customer and meeting the federal income assistance guidelines.  Eligibility is based on household family size and Income at or below 125% of federal income guidelines.

AFFORDABILITY PROGRAM DISCOUNTS
Family Size Annual income at or below
1 $16,988
2 $22,888
3 $28,788
4 $34,688
5 $40,588
6 $46,488
7 $52,388
8 $58,288
9 $64,188
10 $70,088
11 $75,988
12 $81,888
Families with more than 12 persons Add $5,900 for each additional person

 

DISCOUNT 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 $28.35 $19.40 $12.50 $9.80
Water only $13.85 $9.60 $6.25 $4.90
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.

Updated 3/2022

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