6 thoughts on “Flush With Water, SAWS Seeks Guidance on Selling to Other Cities

  1. 1) I do not support selling the water. Instead, don’t draw from the Edwards so springs will flow, people wells will not have be drilled deeper and waterways will have a better chance of not running dry. Secondly, since supply will surpass demand, lower the cost of our astronomical water bills in this city.

    2) Only if the 16.3 billion gallons exceeds demand, should it be sold.

    3) If SAWS customers are burdened with paying for the pipeline, will SAWS customers also reap the rewards of the sales by way of billing reductions (return on our investment)? If not, where would this money go? I certainly hope not in the hand payouts and bonuses to others!

  2. There are a number of unanswered questions related to the proposal. The new SAWS Board members, may have additional proposals for the VR pipeline. The public is owed a clear, concise report from SAWS on any and all proposals on this issue

  3. As a landowner in Burleson county who did NOT sell my water rights, I am outraged that SAWS will be selling the water from my area to others to help fund the cost of the this ridiculous project! This “California water model” does not work. The citizens of San Antonio are being duped and the citizens of my area are being robbed! So who is the winner??

  4. This is why San Antonians so badly need the right to referendum. Though your charter gives you the right to petition, it is essentially barred by virtue of the signature requirements (75,000 in 40 days). AND your charter currently prohibits petitioning for a vote on anything having to do with “appropriating money”. This is why everyone — across the aisle — needs to support this petition that is now in the field in San Antonio.

    Mayor Nirenberg should hang his head in shame for not supporting your right to petition for “redress of grievances” — guaranteed by the US and Texas constitutions and supposedly your own city charter.

    Linda Curtis, Independent Texans

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