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SA Smart 2022: Grades 7-12 Take Charge of their Water Future


  • Registration is open for the SA Smart: The Mayor's K-12 Smart City Challenge 2022 competition.

  • Grades 7-12

  • Competition Clinic is Friday, January 28

  • Visit

Working with our lead partners, the Office of Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and Communities In Schools of San Antonio, SAMSAT is preparing for the first major event of SA Smart 2022, our Competition Clinic. Entering its fifth year, SA Smart adopts a theme from the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan and challenges students to address a local challenge, including conducting technical and market research and preparing a pitch deck. The program has served 750 students and has addressed challenges in transportation, sustainability, digital inclusion and food insecurity.

In 2022, with lead sponsorship from the San Antonio Water System, we will challenge students to address water resources in San Antonio.

Learn more about SA Smart or sign up now at

"We have the nation's largest recycled water system." Your students are young, under 20, and I'm happy to report that over the last 20 years, despite all of the growth, we're still using roughly the same [total] amount of water in San Antonio, and that's because of our great water conversation programs. The challenges we have are about the affordability of water. We do not live in a rich community. We need to understand that water is a necessity." Mr. Robert Puente, CEO, San Antonio Water System

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