Martinez II

Utilities Billing Information

The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) has partnered with local water purveyors to provide billing services.  Local water purveyors include San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS), East Central Special Utility District, Green Valley Special Utility District, and the Cities of Converse, Live Oak, Schertz, Universal City.  

Martinez II aerial
FAQ-Icon
Sewer Billing Frequently Asked Questions

How is the sewer portion of a single-family residential bill calculated?

Since water is mostly used indoors during the cooler months, and likely ends up processed at a River Authority treatment plant through the sewer system, this amount serves as the basis for winter averaging. The winter averaging period is December, January, and February.

Customers who do not have a winter record of water usage will be billed a system average.

Customers who have established a “Wintertime Monthly Average,” (the calculated average of water usage for a single-family residential account during three consecutive billing periods, starting with the first billing period after November 14 of each year) the sewer rates are determined by using three consecutive consumption usage during the winter averaging period. 

 

Variable Rate

The consumption history of gallons of water used during the months of the winter averaging period is applied to determine an average amount used. The average amount used is multiplied by the variable rate. The variable rate is determined by the cost to treat and dispose of wastewater, which includes operations and maintenance activities. The variable rate is applied to every 100 gallons. 

 

Fixed Rate

The minimum fixed rate is the debt repayment on monies borrowed for a major capital improvement, such as expanding the wastewater treatment plant. This rate is in effect beginning July 1st and stays in effect until the following July where the new winter averaging is applied.

 

Regulatory Fees

The regulatory assessment fees are for The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as mandated by Senate Bill No. 2, passed by the Texas Legislature in Special Session effective September 1, 1991.

 

Average x Variable Rate / 100 gallons + Fixed Rate + Regulatory Fees

How is the sewer portion of a non-residential bill calculated?

The customer is charged per 1,000 gallons of metered water consumption each month. At the current rate. 

Who can I contact for residential sewer billing questions?

The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) has partnered with local water purveyors to provide billing services.  Local water purveyors include San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS), East Central Special Utility District, Green Valley Special Utility District, and the Cities of Converse, Live Oak, Schertz, Universal City. See contact information below for the individual water purveyors.

City of Converse
(210) 658-1965
utdeposit@conversetx.net

East Central Special Utility District
Fax (210) 649-1462
eastcentralwater@sbcglobal.net

Green Valley Special Utility District
(830) 914-2330
Fax (830) 420-4138

City of Live Oak
(210) 653-9140

San Antonio Water System
(210) 704 -SAWS (7297)
service@saws.org

City of Schertz
(210) 619-1100
businessoffice@schertz.com

City of Universal City
(210) 619-0711
utilitybilling@uctx.gov

For San Antonio River Authority customers in Goliad County, please contact the San Antonio River Authority Utilities Department at (210) 302-4200.

Who can I contact for commercial sewer billing questions?

The San Antonio River Authority helps with the operations and maintenance of the below commercial sewer systems. Please contact the River Authority Utilities Department at (210) 302-4200.

  • City of Converse
  • City of Goliad
  • City of La Vernia
  • City of Live Oak
  • City of Schertz
  • City of Somerset
  • City of Universal City
  • East Central Special Utility District
  • Green Valley Special Utility District