The outcome of the water struggles in the 1990s was a system of regulations meant to preserve and protect the Edwards Aquifer.
Like its neighbor to the northeast, San Antonio also experiences intense downpours. But Austin and San Antonio have vastly different water systems.
On Friday, a judge dismissed claims brought by a joint venture between Oscar Renda Contracting and Southland Contracting.
SAWS officials say they’ll be ready to take the water when it starts flowing in 2020, regardless of the outcome of a lawsuit with a construction contractor that has threatened to hold up a portion of the project.
Starting Tuesday, outdoor irrigation use is permitted any day of the week before 11 a.m. and after 7 p.m.
The San Antonio Water System faces another hurdle for its Vista Ridge pipeline, one that could leave its customers on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars per day in water the utility can’t receive.
A Sunday rainstorm that dropped 1 to 3 inches on parts of San Antonio wasn't enough to push the average aquifer level back over 660 feet.
“That connection should have never been allowed,” a former San Antonio Water System construction inspector said.
A Boerne project will be developed under some of the City of San Antonio’s most stringent environmental ordinances, even though it is not in Bexar County.
Robert Puente declined to accept the offered award, saying the issue of his compensation kept coming up during proposed rate increases last year.