- Edwards Aquifer
- Water Quality
- New Water Sources
- 2012 Water Management Plan
- Current Water Supply Projects
- Water Recycling
- Water Resource Protection & Compliance
Current Water Supply Projects
Affordable. Sustainable. Diversified.
Just a few years ago, San Antonio was totally dependent on day-to-day pumping from the Edwards Aquifer for the city's water needs. Now, as a result of extensive planning and funding through the Water Supply Fee, SAWS is working to secure San Antonio's water future.
SAWS is moving forward with water supply projects that provide ratepayers with the most viable and affordable options to secure current and future water supplies. These project recommendations are outlined in the 2012 Water Management Plan. The plan, which includes population projections, per capita consumption estimates, aggregate demand forecasts and supply development options, outlines strategies to:
- Provide adequate water supplies, even during critical drought periods.
- Postpone dependence on more costly resource supplies.
- Promote greater use of non-Edwards Aquifer supplies in the long-term.
- Recognize the reality that future supplies must be affordable.
|Existing Water Resources|
|Edwards Aquifer||Trinity Aquifer|
|Aquifer Storage and Recovery||Canyon Lake|
|Brackish Groundwater Desalination||Carrizo Aquifer|
|Medina Lake||Lake Dunlap/Wells Ranch|
|Water Projects Underway|
|Vista Ridge Pipeline|
|Proposed Future Water Supplies|
|Expanded Local Carrizo|
|Conceptual Long-Term Water Solutions|
|Ocean Water Desalination||Additional ASR|
|New Future Conservation Paradigms||Future Regional Water Supply|
|Brackish Groundwater Desalination Expansion|
For additional information, contact Water Resources at 210-233-3670.