​​​Preserving a quality community

​San Antonio Heights Association

How do I pay my bill?

SAWCO presents varied ways of paying for your water bill.

Go to their website here.

Thanks to our many board members and residents who attended one of the Water Rate and Fee Study Workshops held by San Antonio Water Company in November and January.

Two plans were presented by Carillo Engineering to be considered for adoption by SAWCo Board at their February 21st Meeting.  On January 30th, at the final workshop Carillo Engineering offered two options, which would increase the revenues for SAWCo:

Option 1:  Across the Board: Increases existing rates by 50%

  • Simplest rate adjustment: Recovers $450,000 of fixed costs
  • Doesn’t address existing deficiencies: Revenue/Cost nexus disconnect. Revenue stability.

Option 2: Fixed Cost Recovery: Water availability charge based upon number of shares owned to fund a portion of the costs to keep the system ready to meet water demand.

  • Funds - $2.2 million in fixed costs.
  • Shares preferred mechanism, as not all shareholders are metered.
  • Elimination of monthly water availability fee charges. And replaces with a flat $29 per share or about $7 per ¼ share
  • Enhances equity and revenue stability.
  • Maintains variable rate structure. Supplemental/Excess rate would be the actual cost of purchasing water from other outside resources.

Option 3: (Not Presented) Ken Petschow, President of SAHA, along with other Board members and residents brought up the possibility of each shareholder being assessed an amount to cover the $1.5 million SAWCo is in the red. (Calculated roughly at about $60 per quarter share by dividing the number of shares into the amount owed.)

  • Recovers entire amount of SAWCO revenue short fall. One time assessments are the preferred method of recovering one time budget short falls among mutual benefit water companies. Advantage is assessment is one time and rate increase stays in effect forever.

SAWCO Board Chairman recommended having another public hearing to assess all options.  It would be in the best interest for all San Antonio Heights residents to attend this meeting when noticed.


Who sets the Water  Rates for shareholders?

In the Heights we are completely under the purview of the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Water Company.  Board members are elected by the shareholders at the yearly annual meeting.  Bob Cable, Vice President of the SAHA Board and John Gerardi, SAH resident, currently sit on the SAWCO Board as well.  Read more about the SAWCO Board.

Annual SAWCO Shareholders Meeting  Upland City Hall

Council Chambers

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 5:30pm

San Antonio Water Company is a mutual non-profit water company formed under the General Corporation Law, exempt from taxation under Section 501 (c) (12) of the Internal Revenue Code providing water to its shareholders.

A seven-member Board of Directors governs the Company.  They are elected annually at the Shareholders meeting held each year on a date and at a time designated by the Board of Directors.

Subject to the provisions of the California General Corporation Law and any limitations in the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws, the business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed and all corporate powers shall be exercised by or under the direction of the Board of Directors.

A calendar of meeting dates is approved annually and the Board meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the Upland City Hall Council Chambers located at 460 North Euclid Avenue, Upland, California.


Meetings are held in

Upland City Hall Council Chambers.

 Tues, 03/21/2017 - 5:00pm

 Tues, 04/18/2017 - 5:00pm

 Tues, 05/16/2017 - 5:00pm

 Tues, 06/20/2017- 5:00pm

 Tues, 07/18/2017 - 5:00pm

 Tues. 08/15/2017 - 5:00pm

 Tues. 09/15/2017 - 5:00pm

 Tues. 10/17/2017 - 5:00pm

 Tues. 11/21/2017 -  5:00pm

 Tues. 12/19/2017 - 5:00pm 

Water Rate and Fee Study

Future Events

Where do San Antonio Heights residents get there water?

In order to have water delivered to your home in San Antonio Heights an owner must have at least 1/4 share of stock in the water company.  Water to the agency comes from several sources.  Learn more about water shares....

San Antonio Water Company

Frequently Asked Questions

By Ken Petschow, President, San Antonio Heights Association