Public Works / Water Director

Johnny Villarreal 210-492-2841

Public Works / Water Utility

Public Works / Water Department

Crack Sealing RoadPublic WorksThe Shavano Park Public Works Department conducts master planning and continuously provides essential public infrastructure services in a prompt, courteous, safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner to the citizens and business owners of Shavano Park in order to meet current and long-term infrastructure services. Public Works maintains roads, drainage infrastracture and public facilities across the City.

Water Utility
. The Shavano Park Water Utility Department continuously provides safe and reliable drinking water and maintains essential public work infrastructure for the service connections within the City in order to provide long-term first-class water utility support to our citizens. The City of Shavano Park’s water distribution system currently serves a large portion of the City — 711 accounts. The Department maintains the infrastructure which includes a number of wells, pumps, ground and elevated storage tanks.

Public Works Crew doing Road MaintenanceInvestments have been made to make many improvements to the water system which includes the installation of larger water mains, connecting mains to make continuous loops, installing a monitoring system called SCADA, replacing water meters that enable us to provide useful data for assisting our rate payers to detect any possible water leaks, and utilizing variable frequency drive technology.

The neighborhoods of Old Shavano Park (both east and west) and Shavano Estates are on the Shavano Park Water Utility. The rest of the residential and commercial subdivisons utilize the San Antonio Water System (SAWS). 

The combined department employs a staff of eight, and we are dedicated to ensuring our City is well maintained for all of our current and potential residents and business owners.

ISO Rating - Water Service

The Insurance Services Office, Inc (ISO) collects information on municipal fire protection efforts in communities and analyzes the data using a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). ISO will then assign a Public Protection Classification (PPC) ranging from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best and 10 the worst. On June 10, 2016 the City of Shavano Park Fire Department received a classification of 2, effective November 1, 2016. The City received 80.07 out of 109.76 points possible in an audit conducted February 17, 2016. The Water Department plays a key role in providing needed water for fire suppression and was graded as a part of the ISO audit along with the Fire Department.

Water Utility Installing new HydrantThis rating entitles the residential and commercial property owners within the City of Shavano Park to receive the maximum credit on their insurance premiums (Class 1 and Class 2 rating receives the same credit.). Property owners should contact their insurance providers to inquire if their premiums will be impacted by the new classification rating. With a Class 2 ISO rate, Shavano Park property owners are estimated to realize a 10 to 15% decrease in property insurance premiums.