SAWS: District Special Project (former BexarMet) Water Rates
Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 664.3'
1/12/18 - 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 664.3 | Year-Round Watering Hours


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Water Rates

District Special Project (former BexarMet)
Water Rates

Residential Water Rates

Meter Charge – Minimum Bill *
5/8"   $7.93
3/4"   $10.38
1"   $15.87
1.5"   $39.64
2"   $63.47

Volumetric Charge
USAGE TIER RATE ($/100 gals)
0 - 5,000 gals   $0.0890
5,001 - 7,000 gals   $0.1430
7,001 - 10,000 gals   $0.1430
10,000 - 17,000 gals   $0.3950
Above 17,000 gals   $0.6300

Commercial Water Rates

Meter Charge – Minimum Bill *
5/8"   $24.41
3/4"   $30.51
1"   $48.82
1.5"   $122.06
2"   $195.30
2.5"   $317.35
3"   $439.31
4"   $781.18
6"   $1,708.83
8"   $2,929.43

Volumetric Charge
USAGE TIER RATE ($/100 gals)
0 - 40,000 gals   $0.2540
40,001 - 150,000 gals   $0.4950
Above 150,000 gals   $0.8000

* Meter Charge

This fee is combined with the Volumetric Charge to make up the Water Service Charge portion of the bill.

Water Supply Fee

This fee directly funds the acquisition of new water supplies to reduce San Antonio's dependence on the Edwards Aquifer. The Water Supply Fee assessed on all potable water service for water usage in every instance of service for each month or fraction.

Year Water Supply Fee
(per 100 gallons)
2012 0.1840


Edwards Aquifer Authority Fee

Ordinance No. 87042 provides for the establishment and assessment of a pass-through charge of the Edwards Aquifer Authority Permit Fee.

Year EAA Fee
(per 100 gallons)
2013 0.02718
2014 0.02764
2015 0.02316
2016 0.02479

TCEQ Pass-Through Fees

San Antonio Water System works cooperatively with government agencies to comply with local, state and federal regulations. As the state-level environmental agency, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality generates part of its operating revenue from fees charged to utilities like SAWS.

To help ensure you are aware of these increased state fees, SAWS now displays the TCEQ fees as separate line items on your bill.

The bill change was approved by SAWS Board of Trustees and San Antonio City Council and applies to all residential and commercial accounts.

Service Type   Monthly Rate
Water Fee   $0.18
Wastewater Fee $0.06


Rev. 1/2016