SAWS officials said the rate increase, which City Council will vote on Thursday, collects funds to address necessary infrastructure maintenance.
Revisions to San Antonio’s impervious cover policies will likely add to the longstanding contention between developers and environmentalists.
SAWS will spend $2 billion over the next five years improving, repairing and replacing water and sewer lines to ensure reliability of service to your home or business.
The San Antonio River Authority is rolling out a web-based tool as part of Risk MAP, a FEMA program currently being implemented across the country.
Although original estimates put a price tag of $100 million to $120 million on CPS Energy’s new headquarters on the San Antonio River, the final maximum number the public utility and Sundt Construction settled on Monday was $150 million.
CPS Energy officials and advocates gathered to celebrate the company’s 75-year history in the community as a public utility.
When it comes to thinking “outside the box,” the San Antonio Water System leads the nation in innovation
SAWS proposed a 5.8% increase for 2018 and a subsequent 4.7% increase for 2019.
Some state lawmakers have described the monster storm as a missed opportunity to prepare for the next drought.
Board Chairman Berto Guerra and Mayor Ron Nirenberg said SAWS can and must better educate the public about conservation and the new water rate structure.