Just a few years ago, San Antonio was totally dependent on day-to-day pumping from the Edwards Aquifer for the city’s water needs. Now, as a result of extensive planning and funding through the Water Supply Fee, SAWS is working to secure San Antonio’s water future with 16 water projects from eight different sources.
- Maximizing our existing drinking water resources which include the Edwards Aquifer, Twin Oaks Aquifer Storage and Recovery, Trinity Aquifer, Canyon Lake, Carrizo Aquifer, Lake Dunlap/Wells Ranch, Wilcox Aquifer, and Medina Lake.
- The approved Vista Ridge Pipeline will become our ninth source, giving the city 20 percent more water for the future beginning 2020.
The H2Oaks Center, which opened in 2017, processes and desalinates salty water pumped from underground resulting in 12 million gallons of clean, drinkable water every day for the people of San Antonio.