SAWS: Heriberto "Berto" Guerra Jr.
Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 681.5'
6/13/19 - 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 681.5 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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SAWS Board of Trustees

Heriberto "Berto" Guerra Jr.


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Heriberto Guerra Jr., Chairman

Heriberto "Berto" Guerra Jr. was appointed chairman of the San Antonio Water System Board of Trustees in 2011. His most recent accomplishments include his work as chairman & chief executive officer of Avanzar Interior Technologies GP, LLC. This company, in partnership with JCI, manufactures interior parts for trucks at the Toyota truck plant in San Antonio. He also is co-owner of Toyota of Boerne.

Guerra retired as vice president of legislative and constituency affairs for SBC (now AT&T). His responsibilities included oversight of legislative activity in SBC's U.S. region, political action committee solicitation and monitoring, and external education for elected officials, regulators and third party constituency groups. He began his career with Southwestern Bell in 1978 as a business office supervisor, progressing through a number of positions in customer service and external affairs including executive vice president of national constituency relations, executive vice president of external affairs, managing director of corporate development for SBC Communications Inc. and president of Southwestern Bell International Development.

Long active in many professional, civic and educational organizations, Guerra has served as chairman of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the boards of CentroMed, MTC Inc. (Mi Tierra Café) and Conceptual Mindworks Inc. as well as the development board for The University of Texas at San Antonio. He also was an organizer and serves as vice chairman of San Antonio National Bank.

Berto GuerraSince 2002, Guerra has served as a member of the board of trustees for Abilene Christian University and currently is a deacon at Northside Church of Christ. He has received numerous awards and was recognized as distinguished alumnus by Texas State University in 2007 and 2007 Business Owner of the Year by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Guerra was recently named Master Entrepreneur as part of Ernst & Young's EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

Born in Roma and raised in Corpus Christi, Guerra received a Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences in interdisciplinary management from Texas State University in 1984. He also completed the Penn State Executive Management Program in 1991.

He and his wife, Tammy, have four children and 10 grandchildren.