Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 679.3'
4/25/17 - 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 679.3 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Water Supply Fee

Water Supply Fee

Rate Structure

Effective for consumption on or about January 1, 2017

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:

2017
RATE CLASS   Usage Gallon -
Block Threshold
Assessed Fee
RATE PER 100 GALLONS
Residential   2,992 $0.0954
    4,489 0.1669
    5,985 0.2145
    7,481 0.2623
    10,473 0.3100
    14,962 0.3577
    20,199 0.4292
    Over 20,199 0.6198
       
General   Base* 0.1799
    125% of Base 0.2070
    175% of Base 0.2699
    Over 175% of Base 0.3149
       
Wholesale   Base** 0.2344
    Over Base 0.7033
       
Irrigation   8,229 0.2354
    17,954 0.3296
    162,316 0.4238
    Over 162,316 0.5416
       

* 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.

Rev. 9/2016