Join the Conservation Conversation

Join the Conservation Conversation

Water conservation is a communitywide effort — that's why we want your input on our draft five-year conservation plan.

Water conservation remains a high priority in San Antonio. Our proven conservation programs have become a cornerstone of the community's long-term water management strategy — and they’ve helped keep water costs lower while reducing the need for additional water supplies.

SAWS’ Five-Year Water Conservation Plan (pdf) provides a comprehensive look at our city’s water use patterns, use reduction targets and strategies associated with water conservation in San Antonio.

Water conservation is a communitywide effort — that's why we want to hear from you.

Find out more about the proposed Five-Year Conservation Plan here.

Email your comments regarding the draft plan to conservationplan@saws.org. Please submit your comments by March 26, 2019.

The plan will be considered for approval by the SAWS Board of Trustees in April.

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Karen Guz

Karen grew up taking family vacations to national parks and scenic rivers. A one-time kayak river guide in her home state of Pennsylvania, she got herself to Texas as fast as she could. Now as the director of conservation at SAWS, she is responsible for meeting San Antonio’s long-term water conservation goals by leading a high energy, creative team of conservation planners. She first worked for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service providing a variety of horticulture and 4-H educational programs to the community before joining SAWS in 2000. When she’s not helping San Antonio live up to its reputation as a national leader in water conservation, she enjoys the outdoors as an avid hiker…continuing the tradition of luring the rest of her family to national parks and ranger talks.