In San Antonio, the utility sector employs more than 26,000 workers and generates an annual payroll of more than $1.6 billion. The city's public utility companies are also a significant contributor to the local economy, annually purchasing more than $700 million in goods and services from San Antonio businesses.
The City of San Antonio's public utility companies provides reliable and affordable electric, water, and wastewater service to more than 1.6 million residents. The utilities also play a vital role in supporting the city's economic development efforts by attracting new businesses and industries to San Antonio.
Some of the largest utility companies in San Antonio are CPS Energy, the city-owned electric and gas utility that provides service to more than 744,000 electric customers and 324,000 natural gas customers in San Antonio and the surrounding communities; San Antonio Water System (SAWS), the city-owned water and sewer utility which provides service to more than 1.8 million customers in San Antonio and the surrounding counties; and VIA Metropolitan Transit, the city-owned public transportation system. Click below for utility jobs in San Antonio:
Some of the common jobs in electric utilities are lineman, power plant operators, customer service representatives, and meter readers, as well as many positions in engineering, finance, accounting, and HR. Click below for electric utility jobs in San Antonio:
In gas utilities, some of the common jobs are gas service technicians, meter readers, and customer service representatives, as well as positions in finance, accounting, and HR. Click below for gas utility jobs in San Antonio:
In water utilities, some of the common jobs are water treatment plant operators, water distribution workers, wastewater treatment plant operators, customer service representatives, as well as positions in finance. Click below for water utility jobs in San Antonio:
In addition to providing essential services to the community, the utilities also contribute to the city's tax base and help fund important city programs and services such as police, fire protection, and parks and recreation.