The SAWS Act PAC is petitioning, petitioning, petitioning

The SAWS Act PAC is petitioning, petitioning, petitioning for a public vote on the SAWS Accountability Act. We need your help to get a few more signatures to meet our modest goal for July signatures. We’ve started slowly petitioning to make sure we are following strict rules under COVID. We’re about 130 signatures shy of this goal for this Friday. Can you print out the petition and get your San Antonio voting friends to sign it and let us hear[…]

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SAWS Keeps Dumping on YOU as SD 14 Runoff is ON!

SAWS keeps dumping on you. Now that Vista Ridge is pumping (full bore expected in August), San Antonio’s public water utility apparently thinks they can claim victory because they are “waterful”, a word they had the audacity to make up! What the San Antonio City Council is allowing to happen to 1.8 million ratepayers, to landowners 142 miles away, and to a precious water resource — in the midst of a pandemic — begs for a serious head examination. You[…]

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Breaking News! Vista Ridge and SAWS Face Investigation

SAWS Act PAC PO Box 33402 • San Antonio, TX 78265 210.807.7273 • www.SAWSAct.org For Immediate Release                                                 July 20, 2020 Contact: Media Secretary, Reinette King • 210.241.2683 Linda Curtis, League of Independent Voters • 512.657.2089 Vista Ridge and SAWS Face Investigation San Antonio, 8:00 am: Late Friday afternoon, July 17, the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (Milam and Burleson counties), which permitted the Vista Ridge water project in Burleson County, issued three stinging letters calling for an investigation,[…]

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Release/Advisory: SAWS No Press, Press Event

Advisory/Release                                               Media Event on Zoom, June 23, 6:30 pm SAWS No Press, Press Conference San Antonio, TX:  SAWS accountability activists couldn’t figure out why San Antonio’s public water utility, San Antonio Water System (SAWS), held a press event without press present when their touted “game changing” water project — Vista Ridge — started pumping on April 15. They just found out. The independent San Antonio online news publication, The Rivard Report, reported SAWS Flushing Half of Vista Ridge Water as[…]

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SAWS No Press, Press Conference

SAWS No Press, Press Conference This clip appeared on KSAT-TV (San Antonio) on June 10, the day after The Rivard Report, San Antonio’s independent online news site, broke this Vista Ridge story wide open. SAWS apparently has been dumping 10 million gallons per day of the “most expensive water” in Texas, likely since April 15, the day it opened. LIV News reported to you on May 4 that it was odd that SAWS held a “press event” with no press[…]

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SAWS Accountability Conference Call

Join us for an important conference call to discuss plans to petition for SAWS Accountability. The petition drive, to place the SAWS Accountability Act on the May 2021 ballot, grew out of the efforts to achieve an audit of the Vista Ridge water pipeline, aka the San Antone Hose. Tired of getting screwed by SAWS? Join us, won’t you?! Read all about it and view the petition on this page.

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The Rogue SAWS

The Rogue SAWS

Update, June 9, 2020: Enjoy this response by Terry Burns, MD (Alamo Sierra Club) at the June SAWS meeting. Be sure to read our newest report in our News section. Update, May 7, 2020: SAWS ratepayers received this notice the Vista Ridge is pumping and without media fanfare, an unusual move by SAWS. Update:: May 5, 2020 (Cinco de Mayo!):  Who are these masked men??? Hint: Both have B-E-R-T in their first names. Dynamite excerpts from statements made today –[…]

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Vista Ridge Begins Pumping for San Antonio

Have SAWS and Vista Ridge Fallen Victim to COVID-19?

Have SAWS and Vista Ridge Fallen Victim to COVID-19? What Happens When a City Refuses to Manage Its Own Public Utility? Or: “Never let a crisis go to waste.” — Rahm Emanuel At their April 7 meeting, the San Antonio Water System Board of Trustees gave General Manager Robert Puente unilateral power (through Resolution 33 — see below) to negotiate and execute contracts without approval by, or even advance notice to the Board. The excuse? In the midst of the[…]

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