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Effective for all potable water consumption on or about January 1, 2020.  No changes to these rates have been adopted for implementation in 2022.

This fee directly funds the acquisition of new water supplies to reduce San Antonio’s dependence on the Edwards Aquifer.

The Water Supply Fee shall be assessed on all potable water service for water usage in every instance of service for each month or fraction thereof according to the schedule below:

Water Supply Fee
RATE CLASS Usage Gallon –
Block Threshold
Assessed Fee
Residential 2,992 $0.1585
4,489 0.2772
5,985 0.3563
7,481 0.4357
10,473 0.5150
14,962 0.5942
20,199 0.7129
Over 20,199 1.0296
General Base* $0.2989
125% of Base 0.3438
175% of Base 0.4482
Over 175% of Base 0.5232
Wholesale Base** $0.3892
Over Base 1.1681
Irrigation 8,229 $0.3911
17,954 0.5474
162,316 0.7039
Over 162,316 0.8996
* The Base Use for General Class is defined as 100% of the Annual Average Consumption.

**The Base Use for the Wholesale Class is defined as 100% of the Annual Average Consumption or as agreed to by the wholesale customer and approved by the SAWS Board of Trustees.

Updated 1/21