Water is vital to San Antonio’s quality of life. Our county’s population is growing by tens of thousands of new people every year, and the demand for water is growing with it. To help meet this growing need, San Antonio Water System regularly reviews and updates its Water Management Plan to ensure the community has plentiful water supplies for generations to come. This is an ongoing process that takes into account a variety of variables, including rain and drought predictions, shifting demographics, and political and environmental changes.

Water Management Plan

On Oct. 10, 2017, the SAWS Board of Trustees unanimously approved the 2017 Water Management Plan. During the review stage, significant changes were made to multiple sections of the document providing more detail and description, as well as supporting background data for a more detailed understanding. SAWS is excited to present to you the 2017 Water Management Plan. Again, thank you for your feedback (see categorized PDF files below) and participation in this important planning process.

NOTE: Since the October 2017 SAWS Board meeting, three changes were made to the content of the 2017 Water Management Plan in an effort to improve the transparency and accuracy of the document:

  • A study on the water savings of permanent once-per-week watering was added to the end of the Appendix.
  • Integration cost ($/AF) of Vista Ridge was added to the table on Page 94 of the plan.
  • Pie charts on pages 5 and 83 were corrected.

  Download 2017 Water Management Plan (PDF)
 Download Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance Feedback (PDF)
 Download Community Feedback (PDF)
 Download Alamo Sierra Club Feedback (PDF)
 Download City Council Feedback (PDF)


Why Water Matters

Bexar County’s population is growing, and the demand for water is growing with it. Get involved in the conversation to help ensure there’s enough water to support our community for generations to come.


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