The wraps are off of the next proposed budget for SAWS.
The plan includes a rate hike of just under seven-percent–about one-percent lower than the hike authorized earlier by the San Antonio City Council. It does include a nearly 8-percent increase for former Bexar Met customers.
Much of the new revenue will be dedicated to capital projects that are planned by the utility.
A series of public meetings will be held on the plan over the next couple of weeks–with a City Council briefing set for November 9th. A final vote is expected before the end of the year.
Public Meeting Information:
Oct. 13 @ Julia Yates Semmes Library – 15060 Judson Road: 6 -7:30 p.m.
Oct. 17 @ Hardberger Park Ecology Center – 8400 NW Military Hwy: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 18 @ Mission Library – 3134 Roosevelt Ave: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 19 @ Forest Hills Library – 5245 Ingram Road: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 25 @ SAWS HQ – 2800 U.S. Hwy 281 North: 6 – 7:30 p.m.* *This meeting will also be broadcast online at saws.org.