2023 General Class Water Service and Sewer Rates

  • Reduced fixed charges for the general class will benefit small businesses and low-usage customers.
  • Tying the tier thresholds for the general class inclining block volumetric rate structure to the prior year average annual consumption ensures that customers with peak usage pay more per 1,000 gallons than customers with consistent usage.

 


Including Apartment, Commercial, Industrial and Municipal

Effective for Consumption on or about January 1, 2023

For business customers, a multi-step, base-excess use structure has been developed called the General Class. The base amount for General Class customers is 100% of customer’s prior year’s average monthly usage. Increased unit rates apply as usage exceeds each customer’s base amount.

General Class Water Rates

Monthly Service Availability and Volume Charge
The Monthly Service Availability Charge (minimum bill) for all general water service furnished through meters of the following sizes together with the Monthly Volume Charge measured per 100 gallons for water usage in every instance of service for each month or fraction thereof shall be as follows:

 

MONTHLY SERVICE AVAILABILITY CHARGE
INSIDE CITY LIMITS OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS
METER SIZE CURRENT
2022
APPROVED
2023
CURRENT
2022
APPROVED
2023
5/8″ $13.86 $12.70 $16.94 $16.00
3/4″ 19.79 16.48 24.12 20.66
1″ 31.66 24.04 38.45 29.98
1 1/2″” 61.29 42.94 74.27 53.28
2″ 96.79 65.62 117.20 81.23
3″ 179.74 126.10 217.47 155.77
4″ 298.19 194.14 360.65 239.64
6″ 594.32 383.14 718.67 472.59
8″ 949.73 609.94 1,148.31 752.13
10″ 1,364.34 761.14 1,649.54 938.49
12″ 2,548.96 1,063.54 3,081.65 1,311.21

 

MONTHLY VOLUME CHARGE
INSIDE CITY LIMITS
OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS
USAGE BLOCKS CURRENT
2022
RATE PER 100 GALLONS
APPROVED
2023
RATE PER 1,000 GALLONS
CURRENT
2022
RATE PER 100 GALLONS
APPROVED
2023
RATE PER 1,000 GALLONS
Base $0.181 $1.958 $0.235 $2.546
>100-125% of Base 0.208 2.252 0.271 2.928
>125-175% of Base 0.271 2.937 0.353 3.819
>175% of Base 0.317 3.427 0.412 4.456
The Base Use is defined as 100% of the Annual Average Consumption

 

General Class Sewer Rates

 

MONTHLY SEWER SERVICE AVAILABILITY CHARGE
INSIDE CITY LIMITS OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS
METER SIZE CURRENT
2022
APPROVED
2023
CURRENT
2022
APPROVED
2023
5/8″ $14.53 $10.00 $17.43 $12.00
3/4″ 15.97 13.89 19.18 16.67
1″ 18.14 21.66 21.78 26.00
1 1/2″ 25.41 41.08 30.50 49.30
2″ 36.31 64.39 43.58 77.27
3″ 72.61 126.55 87.12 151.86
4″ 108.91 196.48 130.70 235.78
6″ 181.52 390.73 217.83 468.88
8″ 290.41 623.83 348.52 748.60
10″ 435.65 779.23 522.77 935.08
12″ 580.86 1,090.03 697.03 1,308.04
Customers who do not have a San Antonio Water System water meter will be charged the Sewer Service Availability Charge based on a 2″ meter size.
CURRENT 2022
MONTHLY SEWER VOLUME CHARGE
INSIDE CITY LIMITS
RATE PER 100 GALLONS
OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS
RATE PER 100 GALLONS
CURRENT
2022
CURRENT
2022
1,496 $0.000 $0.000
Over 1,496 0.415 0.499
*The Base Use is defined as 100% of the Annual Average Consumption
APPROVED 2023
MONTHLY SEWER VOLUME CHARGE
INSIDE CITY LIMITS
RATE PER 1,000 GALLONS
OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS
RATE PER 1,000 GALLONS
APPROVED
2023
APPROVED
2023
All Usage $4.368 $5.242
*The Base Use is defined as 100% of the Annual Average Consumption

Uplift Assistance Program Fee

 

Uplift Assistance Program Fee
RATE PER 1,000 GALLONS
APPROVED
2023
Water $0.159
Sewer $0.161
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