An impact fee is a one-time charge imposed on new development to help recover capital costs associated with providing the infrastructure and other required improvements to provide service to that new development.
IMPACT FEESEffective June 1, 2019
|Water Supply Impact Fee||$2,706|
|Dos Rios/Leon Creek||$651|
|Impact Fees are shown as per equivalent dwelling unit (EDU).|
|* Impact fees charged are based upon the date of plat recordation. Properties requesting an increase in water or wastewater service beyond that designated in the original plat will be subject to current impact fees.|
- Impact Fee by Meter Size Chart
June 2019 - Adobe PDF - 55 KB
2019 Impact Fee Changes
The CIAC recommended impact fees were approved by SAWS Board of Trustees on April 2, 2019 and approved by San Antonio City Council on May 16, 2019 and will become effective June 1, 2019.
- 2019 Plats Impact Fee Notice
Adobe PDF - 103 KB
2019 Impact Fees Report
Download Capital Improvements Plan and Maximum Impact Fees Study report conducted by Carollo Engineers (Carollo).
- 2019 Impact Fees Report
Adobe PDF - 11 MB - 270 pages
2014 Impact Fees
For more information on SAWS 2014 impact fees, complete with maps of water and wastewater service areas and levels, download the following files in Adobe PDF format.
- 2014 Final Report - 5 MB
- Map: Water Impact Fee Service Areas - 756 KB
- Map: Water Service Areas - 753 KB
- Map: Wastewater Impact Fee Service Areas - 363 KB
- Map: Wastewater Service Area - 210 KB
- Impact Fees by Meter Size Chart - 33 KB
Special Impact Fee by Agreement
A Special Impact Fee by Agreement was approved by SAWS Board of Trustees to aid in responsible development over specific areas of the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone. These areas are currently served by sewer lift stations.
As development occurs, each of the developments would typically be required to make improvements to the lift stations or build additional lift stations to serve their property. To prevent multiple sewer lift station improvements to the existing lift stations as well as additional lift stations, SAWS collects the Special Impact Fee by Agreement (Lift Station Escrow Fee) which will be used by SAWS to make regional improvements to the existing lift stations or partially fund the extensive sewer gravity outfall network in the future.
Questions regarding impact fees may be submitted to
Mains & Services at 210-233-2009.