SAWS: Affordability Discount
Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 663.7'
10/18/17 - 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 663.7 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Affordability Discount

Former BexarMet Affordability Discount

Effective for consumption on or about January 1, 2017
Ordinance No. 92752 dated October 19, 2000

SAWS offers four levels of affordability discounts for residential customers who meet the income eligibility requirements.

To receive the discount, a customer must apply with the city of San Antonio Department of Human Services, Family Assistance Division. Program qualifications include being a SAWS customer, qualifying with DHS and meeting the federal income assistance guidelines.

Eligibility is based on Household Family Size and Income at or below 125% Federal Assistance Guidelines

Affordability Program Discounts
Family Size Annual income at or below
1 $14,850
2 $20,025
3 $25,200
4 $30,375
5 $35,550
6 $40,725
7 $45,913
8 $51,113
Families with more than 8 persons Add $5,200 for each additional person
2016 Discount is based on type of service provided
  Annual income at or below 50% Poverty Annual income at or below 75% Poverty Annual income at or below 100% Poverty Annual income at or below 125% Poverty
DSP Water and SAWS Sewer $12.00 $9.00 $6.25 5.63
DSP Water only $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00
SAWS Sewer only $10.00 $7.00 $4.25 $3.63
* Poverty level figures based on U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services 2016 guidelines
2017 Discount is based on type of service provided
  Annual income at or below 50% Poverty Annual income at or below 75% Poverty Annual income at or below 100% Poverty Annual income at or below 125% Poverty
Water and Sewer $21.40 $14.30 $8.80 $6.99
Water only $9.32 $6.26 $4.32 $3.73
Sewer only $12.08 $8.04 $4.49 $3.63
* Poverty level figures based on U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services 2017 guidelines

Rev. 09/2016