Environmental Sustainability


In 2020, San Antonio is recognized as a respectful steward of its natural resources and a model for responsible resource management.

San Antonio promotes responsible growth and the use of sustainable environmental practices. Its strategy is based on an integrated approach that establishes a green economy and focuses on three key areas:


Water resources are plentiful and effectively managed through a combination of conservation, supply development and other practices to support growth and sustainability for the next 50 years. The Edwards Aquifer continues to be protected and enhanced as the foundation of our present and future water supply. Continued longer term studies and analysis are conducted to identify more regional water supplies to support growth through the end of the 21st century.


The community relies on a well-balanced and affordable energy program combining the best advances in new technology with traditional energy sources to promote


Development practices are focused on Smart Growth, Low Impact Development and Green Building.


How Will We Get There?
  • Increase Renewable Energy
  • Increase Tree Canopy
  • Improve Air Quality Index
  • Reduce Water Use
  • Reduce Energy Use
  • Reduce Residential Waste
  • Increase Recycling Rates
  • Increase Development with Low Environmental Impact