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What is the future of water in San Antonio?

As Stage 1 restrictions take effect, the San Antonio Water System is working to review the city's water management plan, which is updated periodically.

San Antonio Fire Department

The city of San Antonio says cleanup of the Quintana Road sinkhole should be finished the first week in February. The city will spend more than $1 billion to fix sewers over the next 10 years.

The sinkhole formed near an overflowing sewer line last month. Bexar CountyReserve Deputy Dora Linda Solis Nishihara died after being trapped inside her car which had fallen into the sinkhole. Clouse says the pipeline was only a year old; and he'd never seen anything like this happen before.

SAWS Water and Sewer Bills Will Rise Jan. 1

Dec 28, 2016

Starting with the new year next week, water and sewer bills for most San Antonio Water System customers will go up. The average increase will be almost seven percent.


In a turn-about San Antonio Water System CEO Robert​ Puente said the water utility would take over the construction of the Vista Ridge Water Pipeline if Garney was unable to meet certain deadlines.


The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is proposing a 6.8 percent increase in water and sewer rates for next year. 

Anne Hayden with SAWS says the bulk of the rate increase is needed to meet an agreement with the EPA to reduce sewer spills.