SAWS: 2018-2019 Rates - Public Notice
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 685.4'
11/13/18 - 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 685.4 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Public Notice

Advisory of New Water, Water Supply, Wastewater and Recycled Water Rates

San Antonio Water System is required by law to publish a new rate schedule for water service, water supply, irrigation, wastewater rates and recycled water rates.

These new rates will be effective for consumption on or about Jan. 1, 2018, and on or about Jan. 1, 2019, as applicable.

If you would like more information or assistance on estimating your bill, contact SAWS at 210-704-SAWS or visit the SAWS Main Office Customer Center located at 2800 U.S. Highway 281 North, San Antonio, Texas 78212.

An online calculator for SAWS rates is also available at


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General Class

Includes commercial, industrial and apartment customers.

Irrigation Class

Customers that use water for landscaping, either through a separate meter or through a pro-rated amount of monthly water use. New business service accounts that are installing an in-ground landscape irrigation system are required to install a separate landscape irrigation meter.

General Class

Includes Commercial, Industrial and Apartment customers.

Wholesale Class

Customers who have entered into contracts for wholesale water and/or sewer service with SAWS.

Recycled Water Class

Customers that use recycled water produced by SAWS for non-potable applications through a separate recycled water meter.

Seasonal Rates

Recycled water rates applied to all billings beginning on or about May 1 and ending after five complete billing months on or about Sept. 30 of each year.

Standard Rates

Recycled water rates applied to all billings beginning on or about Oct. 1 and ending after seven complete billing months on or about April 30 of each year.

Base Consumption

100 percent of average monthly consumption of prior year.

Inside City

Rates charged for customers living inside City of San Antonio city limits.

Outside City

Rates charged for customers living outside City of San Antonio city limits.

Winter Average Consumption

The fee for sewer service is based on the average monthly consumption of water during three complete consecutive billing periods beginning on or after Nov. 15 of each year and ending on or after three full billing cycles in March.

Wastewater Customers of Other Cities

A different rate may apply to customers being billed by SAWS for wastewater for other municipal bodies.