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A vote to increase the San Antonio Water System’s rates by 10.5 percent over the next two years was originally on the agenda for Thursday’s city council meeting, but the council pushed the vote back until next month’s meeting.

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The San Antonio Water System is asking for a 10.5 percent in water rates over a two year period beginning in January. The city council will determine if the proposed rates will go through. 

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San Antonio entered Stage 1 water restrictions on July 14th. That's the first water rationing to occur in two years. But this morning's heavy rains and thunderstorms may help delay the onset of Stage 2. 

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The San Antonio Water System is stepping up enforcement since levels at the Edwards Aquifer test well triggered Stage 1 Watering Restrictions several weeks ago. 

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What is the future of water in San Antonio?

As Stage 1 restrictions take effect, the San Antonio Water System is working to review the city's water management plan, which is updated periodically.

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