Consistent with the five-year rate increase approved by City Council in 2015, the fiscal year 2020 City of San Antonio budget includes a Transportation & Capital Improvements Storm Water Utility Fee adjustment.

SAWS collects the fee on behalf of the City of San Antonio-TCI. Revenues generated from the fee will be used to provide service enhancements to storm water capital and maintenance projects.

The fee changes became effective Oct. 1, 2019.

Residential

Residential properties shall be assigned a rate category and assessed a Drainage Utility Charge based on impervious area as provided:

  Residential Stormwater Fee Schedule
Customer Class/Tier Impervious Area (Sq. Ft.) 2019 2020
Tier 1 ≤ 2,750 $3.67 $3.75
Tier 2 > 2,750 – 4,220 4.83 4.94
Tier 3 > 4,220 10.22 10.45

 

Non-Residential

Non-residential properties shall be assigned a rate category and assessed a Drainage Utility Charge determined by a base fee and impervious fee in accordance with the values provided below:

Base Fee: A flat, per monthly fee assessed among all non-residential benefited properties.

Base Fee Schedule
2019 2020
Base Fee $65.82 $67.30

 

Impervious Fee: A monthly fee assessed on all non-residential benefited properties on a per square foot basis and prorated based on the percentage of impervious area within the benefited property.

Non-Residential Stormwater Fee Schedule
2019 2020
Percent Impervious Area per 1,000 Sq. Ft.
Tier 1 ≤ 20% $0.30 $0.31
Tier 2 > 20 – 40% 0.44 0.45
Tier 3 > 40 – 65% 0.57 0.58
Tier 4 > 65% 0.72 0.73

 

Rev. 11/2019