We need your feedback! Please share your thoughts as we start the 2022-2023 Water Management Plan and once again when the draft is available for review.

Managing our diverse portfolio of water supplies keeps our region’s water secure. That’s why SAWS regularly updates our Water Management Plan (WMP) to ensure plentiful water supplies for generations.

Water Management Plan Timeline

  • The WMP process for 2022-2023 began last year with taskforce meetings that started in March of 2022 and will continue to meet through 2023.
  • In March of 2022 a concerted community engagement process began with community meetings and this dedicated website (WaterCitySA.com).
    • Here the community can review the 2017 Water Management Plan, take a poll regarding topics of importance, see scheduled community meetings and how to join them, view recorded online meetings, and keep up with the conversation on social media.
  • Since March of 2022 SAWS staff has been providing regular briefings to the SAWS Board.
  • The process will continue until a Draft Plan is available in the fall of 2023
  • At that time the community will be asked to weigh-in on the plan. There will be a public comment period for a minimum of 30 days.
  • Community feedback will be reviewed, and necessary changes will be implemented before it is presented to the SAWS Board for final approval by the end of 2023.

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Upcoming Meetings

 

 

Watch our online public meeting for more information regarding the process of updating our Water Management Plan.

Securing San Antonio Future For The Next 50 Years

Water Management Plan

Click the link below to download or view the 2017 Water Management Plan that was crafted with community feedback and unanimously approved by the SAWS Board of Trustees. Once the 2022 draft is ready for review it will be available here.

We Want To hear from you

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  • Population projections and meeting demand

    Aligning the city's expansion and growth with water supply availability to meet the water supply needs of a fast-growing region.
  • Conservation efforts

    Offering conservation rebates and programs to help people save water and further reduce GPCD (gallons per capita per day).
  • Watering rules

    Managing periods of drought via reasonable rules to reduce consumer water use.
  • Nonrevenue water (water is produced but revenue is not collected)

    Implementing non-revenue water reduction strategies such as proactive leak detection.
  • Diversification of our current and future water supplies

    Continue to secure diverse water sources to further reduce dependence on the Edwards Aquifer.
  • Climate Change Impacts

    Planning to determine water supply needs under several drought scenarios affected by climate change.
  • Providing wholesale water to regional municipalities and utilities

    Building partnerships with other municipalities and utilities to take advantage of economies of scale in a more regional approach to water supply acquisition and management.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Find out when we’ll be sharing information and gathering community input.
Follow @MySAWS and join the conversation with #WaterCitySA22

Have an opinion on keeping #satx water secure? We need to hear from you! SAWS regularly updates our Water Management Plan (WMP) to help ensure we have plentiful, sustainable water supplies for our future.

✍️ Fill out a short survey at watercitysa.com to participate! #WaterCitySA22

SAWS plans for these drought scenarios with our 50-year Water Management Plan, which is currently being updated. To participate in the update, visit WaterCitySA.com to complete a quick survey. #watercitysa22

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