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SAWS Defends Vista Ridge

Oct 22, 2015
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The ousted author of a study that describes a controversial San Antonio water supply project as “high risk” squared off with the head of the city’s water utility Wednesday, questioning — among other things — whether an extra 16 billion gallons of water per year would diminish the city’s pioneering water conservation programs.

Ron Nirenberg City Council District 8

San Antonio Councilmember Ron Nirenberg is calling for a pause at City Hall before two critical votes that will impact water bills in Bexar County.

The District 8 representative speaking on TPR' s The Source said the council and citizens should have an opportunity to read and discuss the controversial report on the city's water future before voting on changing the rate structure and the water rate for the San Antonio Water System.

SAWS

Mayor Ivy Taylor, Councilman Joe Krier, Brig. Gen. Robert D. LaBrutta and SAWS President/CEO Robert R. Puente announced a ground breaking agreement Tuesday to provide a redundant water source to the city’s military bases.

San Antonio Water System

The San Antonio Water System has issued a record number of landscaping coupons to customers wanting to lower yard water usage.

When SAWS first debuted its Watersaver Landscape Coupon program in 2013, there were about 4,000 applicants. Karen Guz, the Director of Conservation at SAWS, says the number “shocked us, honestly. we didn’t think we’d have that high of participation.”

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SAN ANTONIO – Per City ordinance the San Antonio City Manager announces the end to water restrictions effective Wednesday, June 10.

Recent deluges have sent the Edwards Aquifer level skyrocketing. Since the 10-day average of the aquifer is currently well above 660 feet SAWS has advised the City Manager it would be appropriate to end drought restrictions. The City of San Antonio has been in some type of water restrictions since 2011, and has stayed in Stage Two restrictions since 2012.

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