SAWS is already thinking and planning 50 years ahead to be ready to manage and maintain an abundant water supply.
The San Antonio Water System is already thinking and planning 50 years ahead to be ready to manage and maintain an abundant water supply.
Just five months after Harvey gave Texas its wettest month in history, much of the state is now in a drought – including areas that saw historic flooding.
The public utility's board was briefed about the effects of imposing Stage One water restrictions, more than one year after interest in the idea spiked in 2015.
The climate change debate appears to center on whether the phenomenon is man-made or a natural cycle.
San Antonio Water System received a $5 million-boost from the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC) towards achieving water security for U.S. Military bases in San Antonio, a development that City officials hope will stave off local base closures.
New Braunfels Utilities has resumed its enforcement of watering restrictions as water levels in the Edwards Aquifer continues to decrease and nearby cities might not be too far behind.
For the first time since 2011, San Antonio Water System (SAWS) was able to end almost all water-use restrictions on June 10 after a rainy early summer.
The recent combination of intense rains and unusually low temperatures has allowed the 10-day average level of the Edwards Aquifer to rise well above 660 feet, triggering an end to Stage 2 water restrictions as of Wednesday, June 10.
Editor's note: The University of Texas at San Antonio's College of Public Policy and SAWS will present a free public forum, "San Antonio's Water Future: Managing Supply and Growth" on Wednesday, April 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Buena Vista Theater located on UTSA's Downtown Campus.