2021 showed a 9% reduction in water use over 2022.
The decrease in water use can be noted, in part, because of the amount of rainfall Bexar County saw, especially during summer months. In fact, there was just over 8 inches of effective rainfall in the 2021 summer months.
For perspective, in 2022, Bexar County saw just over 3 inches in the same time period (May-September), which will likely increase water use for 2022. While there is no one single factor for reducing water use, weather-related events like less rainfall and days over 100 degrees can aid in increased use of water.
SAWS is currently updating its Water Management Plan, which serves as a guide to meet San Antonio's future water needs. To learn more about this and offer feedback, visit watercitysa.com.