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  • Municipal Plaza Building
    114 W. Commerce, 6th Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205   
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
  • Phone
  • 210.207.8022

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Notice of Utility Fee Increase

Ordinance No. 2015-09-10-0761 amended and recodified in part Chapter 34 of the San Antonio City Code. The ordinance revised and adopted rules for the City drainage utility, adopted a new rate design and schedule for storm water utility fees, exempted certain properties from drainage charges, and implemented a process to appeal the storm water utility fee.

In accordance with Ordinance No. 2015-09-10-0761, there will be a five-year rate increase from FY 2016 to FY 2020 to support a phase-in of increased revenue requirements and corresponding service improvements. Ordinance No. 2016-09-29-0737 further amended Chapter 34 with an updated fee schedule and reclassification of triplex and quadplex properties as residential properties. Ordinance No. 2017-09-14-0656 amended Chapter 34 with an updated fee schedule. The FY 2020 utility fee rates are shown below as compared to FY 2019:

Residential Storm Water Utility Fee Rates, FY 2019, FY 2020 Revisions
Residential
Rate
Category
Storm
Water
Code
IMpervious
Area
(Sq. Ft.)
FY 2019 Monthly Fee
($) 
Fy 2020
Monthly Fee
($) 
Tier 1 R1 2,750 $3.67                 $3.75
Tier 2 R2 >2,750 - 4,220 $4.83 $4.94
Tier 3 R3 > 4,220 $10.22 $10.45
Non-Residential Storm Water Utility Fee Rates, FY 2019, FY 2020 Revisions
Non-Residential
Rate
Category
Storm
Water
Code
Percent
Impervious
Area
2019 Monthly
Impervious Fee
($ per 1,000 Sq. Ft.)
2020 Monthly
Impervious Fee
($ per 1,000 Sq. Ft.)
Monthly Base Fee
N/A $65.82 $67.30
Tier 1 NR1 20% $0.30 per 1,000 sq. ft. $0.31 per 1,000 sq. ft.
Tier 2 NR2 >20% - 40% $0.44 per 1,000 sq. ft. $0.45 per 1,000 sq. ft.
Tier 3 NR3 >40% - 65% $0.57 per 1,000 sq. ft. $0.58 per 1,000 sq. ft.
Tier 4  NR4  > 65% $0.72 per 1,000 sq. ft. $0.74 per 1,000 sq. ft.
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