Environment

We care about our environment

We protect the environment we all call home. We actively support a number of initiatives that uphold this commitment. These include:

  • Preserving our drinking water - we use recycled water to cool our plants.
  • Protecting our local wildlife - we take measures to avoid disrupting habitats.
  • Monitoring our air quality - we maintain many continuous air monitoring stations.
  • Maintaining the safety of our water supply - we continue to monitor mercury emissions.
  • Supporting the health of our environment - we offer customers a variety of rebates that encourage energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.
  • Ensuring the long-term health of the environment - we are actively involved in studying climate issues.
  • Establishing the sustainability of our energy resources - we published a sustainability report.
  • Evaluating the health effects of air pollution - we sponsored a study by the University of Texas, School of Public Health San Antonio and Houston.

While our efforts meet or exceed the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency or the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, we continue to make environmental commitments a priority. And we always will.


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SA Climate Ready is a project to develop a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan for the City of San Antonio. The project will explore both mitigation strategies, aiming to reduce or prevent the emission of GHGs, and adaptation strategies aming to prepare the community, municipal government operations, and other key sectors for the unavoidable impacts of climate change.

We are proud to be a part of SA Climate Ready, working with UTSA and the City of San Antonio.

The SA Climate Ready kick-off event was held on Dec. 7, 2017. If you weren't able to make the event, please check out the video links below.

For more information, contact sa-climateready@utsa.edu.