About BRWM


In October, 1998 and July, 2002, the San Antonio area was deluged by record amounts of rain in short periods, resulting in flooding that caused in excess of $1 billion in damage. Following these two events, government leaders united in an effort to provide improved flood control, storm water management and water quality. The Bexar County Commissioners Court, San Antonio City Council and the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) Board of Directors created an interlocal agreement to form the Bexar Regional Watershed Management (BRWM) partnership. Recognizing that water knows no boundaries, BRWM also includes 20 suburban cities within Bexar County, drawing upon their technical expertise, leadership and resources to manage flood control and water quality.

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Partnership Benefits

Through coordination in planning and capital improvement programs, BRWM can work to prevent the impact that heavy rain and flooding has on Bexar County. This can be accomplished by reducing duplication of efforts among government agencies and allocating manpower and resources more effectively and efficiently. Updated, integrated technology will aid in the analysis of flood and storm water data to enhance flood warning, water quality and land use planning. In addition, the creation of BRWM makes it easier to comply with state and federal requirements and to seek state and federal funding. BRWM can also provide the public with information and educational opportunities to heighten awareness of flood control and water quality projects and programs.

BRWM Managing Partners:

  • Bexar County
  • City of San Antonio
  • San Antonio River Authority

Participating Suburban Cities:

Alamo Heights
Balcones Heights
Castle Hills
China Grove
Grey Forest
Hill Country Village
Hollywood Park
Leon Valley
Live Oak
Olmos Park
Shavano Park
Terrell Hills
Universal City