SAWS News: City Council Approves SAWS Rate Adjustments for 2016 and 2017
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City Council Approves SAWS Rate Adjustments for 2016 and 2017

San Antonio City Council today approved changes to San Antonio Water System rates for 2016 and 2017 which will allow for needed maintenance to water and sewer infrastructure and fund the continued development of new water supplies. With today’s vote, average residential customers can expect to see an overall rate increase of 7.5 percent, or $3.90, beginning in 2016, and up to 7.9 percent in 2017, or $4.37.

Just key in a few numbers to get a good idea of how your bill will change next year.

Click here to access the rate calculator.

“San Antonio’s future depends on establishing and building new water projects, and repairing and maintaining our current infrastructure now,” said SAWS Board of Trustees Chairman, Berto Guerra. “Water security ensures we will have water for generations to come, including for our military installations, and it provides an essential component needed for a vibrant economy.”

Council also approved a new rate structure, as well as a schedule of water supply fee adjustments scheduled to unfold over the next five years. The new structure now has eight residential water rate blocks compared to the previous four. Customers in the new first block, the “lifeline” block, will see a water and sewer cost decrease of 8.8 percent.

“These rate adjustments will allow SAWS to provide sustainable affordable water services and maintain some of the lowest rates in Texas,” said Robert R. Puente, SAWS President/CEO. “The adjustments will help address the need to improve our city’s water and sewer infrastructure as well as continue to develop water supply sources such as our nationally recognized desalination plant and the Vista Ridge project.”

Use our online calculator to estimate how 2016 rates and rate structure will affect your monthly residential bill.

 

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