As the San Antonio Water System dips its toe into selling water further outside its service territory, big questions are emerging.
Two San Antonio Water System tunnel-drilling projects are on the horizon, one to stop fix a hotpot for raw sewage leaks and another to make room for more water from SAWS’ Vista Ridge pipeline.
Funding a modern mobility plan might require shifting sales taxes away from protecting the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone, the plan’s architects said.
The outcome of the water struggles in the 1990s was a system of regulations meant to preserve and protect the Edwards Aquifer.
A utility owned by the Canadian city of Edmonton has been chosen to operate the San Antonio Water System’s Vista Ridge pipeline.
SAWS performs more than 7,000 water quality tests every year to constantly monitor the city’s water supply for safety.
Environmental attorney Enrique Valdivia and retired geologist and realtor Ron Walton were reelected to District 7 and District 9, respectively.
Like its neighbor to the northeast, San Antonio also experiences intense downpours. But Austin and San Antonio have vastly different water systems.
SAWS manages, inspects, and cleans more than 12,000 miles of underground water and sewer pipes, which is equivalent to the distance from South Texas to Australia.
Out of 10 positions up for election on the Edwards Aquifer Authority’s board of directors, only two will be on the ballot because of a lack of candidates.