Municipal/Miscellaneous Billing Information

Municipal/Miscellaneous Billing Information

San Antonio Water Company reads customer water meters on the last day of every month, unless the date falls on a weekend day or holiday.  Then the reading of the meters will begin or end on the next available business day.  San Antonio Water Company bills Municipal/Miscellaneous customers on a monthly billing cycle and sends out bills for each month’s service.  Billing is prepared and usually mailed out within five (5) business days after completion of meter reading for the prior month.

Municipal/Miscellaneous Billing Schedule (Example)

(Feb usage)

Meter reading dates last day of each month 02/29/2012
Bills mailed out within five (5) business days 03/06/2012
Due date on current invoice usually due within 21 days 03/27/2012
Meter reading date last day of each month 03/31/2012
Following month’s bill mailed 04/06/2012
Final Notice of past due amount mailed with late fee usually 7 days later 04/13/2012
Final Notice usually due within seven (7) days 04/23/2012
Water service disconnection usually next business day 04/24/2012


About Your Municipal/Miscellaneous Bill

The Entitlement Charge is the cost for water consumed within your monthly shareholding entitlement.  The Supplemental Charge is the cost for water consumed over your entitlement.  The Readiness to Serve Charge is based on your meter size and is a portion of the costs to keep the system ready to provide your water demand.   Your shareholding entitlement (as shown on the bill) is proportional to the total number of shares outstanding and the amount of water that is available for distribution.  Monthly entitlement tables are shown below for your reference in determining your entitlement throughout the year.  These amounts can change as water supply conditions indicate.

For Typical Meter Recording in Cubic Feet (CF) Units

Effective: 7/1/2017 Water Consumption

Months Per 1 Share Per ¾ Share  Per ½ Share Per ¼ Share
Dec-Feb  4,417 3,313 2,209 1,104
Mar 5,068 3,801 2,535 1,267
Apr 5,649 4,235 2,824 1,413
May 6,951 5,213 3,476 1,737
Jun 8,544 6,408 4,272 2,136
Jul-Sept 9,631 7,223 4,815 2,407
Oct 7,821 5,866 3,910 1,955
Nov 5,649 4,235 2,824 1,413

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