San Antonio Water System customers’ bills will rise again next year after the utility’s board approved a set of rate increases that start January.
Nirenberg was the first to raise the issue of gender at the meeting, asking Brockhouse if he would like to question the male appointees as aggressively as he had Hardberger.
If approved, Hardberger would take over for current trustee Ernesto Arrellano Jr., representing the southwest quadrant of SAWS’ service area.
The nominees are banker David McGee, engineer Eduardo Parra, and water law professor Amy Hardberger.
None other than that wit and wag from American history, Ben Franklin, said way back in 1746, “They’ll know the worth of water when the well runs dry.”
Drought-prone Texas, with its heavy reliance on just a few sources of water for multiple uses, from industry and commerce to agriculture and drinking water, combined with exploding population growth seems particularly at risk for finding out the truth of that saying.
On May 29, San Antonio City Council will vote on how much to charge developers for new growth and the resulting water and wastewater needs.
Utilities across the nation deal with the same utility challenges: procuring supply, managing demand, and mitigating the environmental impacts of both.
San Antonio is a rapidly growing city with exciting future prospects for becoming an even better place to live. Growing cities provide many opportunities, but they also create challenges for citizens and leaders alike.