SAWS contract will save Schertz $10 million
The Schertz City Council has approved a contract with San Antonio Water System that will save the city nearly $10 million between now and 2020.
The savings can be applied to reducing debt and wholesale water costs, city officials said.
The contract is between SAWS and the Schertz-Seguin Local Government Corp. (owned by the two cities) and calls for SAWS to use SSLGC’s pipeline to transport water from Gonzales County to Southeast San Antonio.
During the January 18 City Council meeting, SSLGC General Manger R. Alan Cockerell used a Power Point presentation to show council members how the agreement will save Schertz $9.97 million between 2011 and 2020.
“This is a great opportunity for our city and its residents to partner with our neighbors in helping secure water resources for years to come,” said Schertz Assistant City Manager John Bierschwale, who helped negotiate the contract between SAWS and the Schertz-Seguin Local Government Corp.
The Seguin City Council also approved the SAWS contract during its January 18 meeting. The contract will save Seguin $9.77 million during the same period, Cockerell said.
The SSLGC board approved the contract on January 13 and the SAWS board is expected to approve the contract at its February 1 meeting.