SAWS: Water & Sewer Rates
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 681.5'
6/13/19 - Official

The Edwards aquifer and its catchment area in the San Antonio region is about 8,000 square miles and includes all or part of 13 counties in south-central Texas.

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Year-Round Watering Hours

Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed any day of the week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

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Aquifer Level 681.5 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Water & Sewer Rates

2019 Rate Schedules

The SAWS rate structure is designed to provide balance between residential and business rates and strengthen conservation pricing for all water users.

Residential Rate Calculator

Use our interactive rate calculator to estimate how the approved rates affects your residential water bill.

Monthly water rates are based upon water usage measured per 100 gallons and are determined by the type of water service received.

Residential Water Service & Sewer Rates

The most current rates for SAWS residential customers.
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Affordability Discount

SAWS offers four levels of affordability discounts for residential customers who meet the income eligibility requirements.
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General Class Water Service & Sewer Rates

For business customers, a multi-step, base-excess use structure has been developed called the General Class.
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Landscape Irrigation Service

The landscape irrigation rate applies to all "landscape irrigation" accounts.
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Wholesale Water Service

This is a multi-step, base-excess use structure developed for those in the Wholesale Class.
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Recycled Water Service

A monthly service availability and volume charge for recycled water customers.
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Water Supply Fee

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

San Antonio established monthly stormwater fees and rate schedules to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community.
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Edwards Aquifer Authority Permit Fee

This is a pass-through charge of the Edwards Aquifer Authority Permit Fee to all SAWS water customers.
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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Fee

This fee applies to all residential, commercial and wholesale accounts.
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Special Service Fees

These fees are designed to recover costs associated with providing special services to particular customers and help decrease pressure on system-wide rates.
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Fire Hydrant Meter Rates

SAWS may authorize a meter to be connected temporarily to a fire hydrant during construction operations in lieu of installing a temporary service line.
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