Environmental Information
           
As the largest base organization in the Department of Defense, Joint Base San Antonio comprises multiple military locations including JBSA-Lackland, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Randolph. As stewards of our environment, we are committed to keeping our community informed of local environmental policies and issues, and of our efforts toward making a greener military. For more information, click here.

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Energy Awareness
Consumer Confidence Report

The Consumer Confidence Report, or CCR, is an annual report that summarizes the quality of the drinking water provided to our customers and is conducted in accordance with EPA requirements.

CCR Documents
JBSA Info for Home Buyers

Joint Base San Antonio publishes information for potential home buyers in the area in the form of Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) Studies and Joint Land Use Studies (JLUS).

The most recent versions of the documents are consolidated by the Alamo Area Council of Governments.

JBSA Environmental Documents
Public Notices

As a member of the San Antonio community, JBSA strives to keep the community informed of current environmental issues. Here, you'll find current public notifications, including announcements and restoration advisory board updates.

JBSA Water Conservation

 

For more information please contact the JBSA Water Conservation Manager at 210-295-7576 or archie.l.cooper.civ@army.mil. All voicemails and emails must be titled “Water Restrictions,” and must also include address/location and contact information within the body of the reporting email and/or voicemail.

JBSA Floodplain Actions

NOTICE FOR EARLY PUBLIC REVIEW OF A PROPOSED ACTIVITY WITHIN THE 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN – UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

 

2021 FSH Archery Range Shade Structure

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is inviting public input on any practicable alternatives for a proposed activity within the 100-year floodplain at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)-Sam Houston, Texas. The Proposed Action involves the installation of shade structures over the JBSA-Sam Houston archery range.  The work will be conducted by Beaverfit, the installing company, for the Brook Army Medical Center (BAMC) Soldier Recovery Unit.  The project will support the BAMC Soldier Recovery Unit on a valuable rehabilitation tool for the Soldiers in recovery.  The shade structures over the JBSA-Sam Houston archery range are partially located in a 100-year floodplain associated with Salado Creek and a tributary to Salado Creek.  There will be no modification to existing contours and there will be minimal excavation, to include minor scraping of the surface and placement of a loose rock base over the existing grass base archery range.

The USAF is performing environmental analysis in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action. This early public notice is required by Executive Order 11988 and has been prepared and made available to the public by the USAF in accordance with 32 CFR 989 and Air Force Manual 32-7003 for actions proposed within the 100-year floodplain.

Address written comments to the USAF 802 CES/CEI, ATTN: Ms. Monica Guerrero, 1555 Gott Street, JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236, or via email: monica.guerrero.2@us.af.mil, or via phone: (210) 671‑5320

 

2021 FSH Golf Course Drainage

The U.S. Air Force is inviting public input on any practicable alternatives for a proposed activity within the 100-year floodplain at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)-Sam Houston, Texas. The Proposed Action involves the implementation of drainage improvements that need to be made around the Fort Sam Houston (FSH) Golf Course in order to prevent flooding that results in perimeter fence breaches. Both areas of the FSH Golf Course perimeter fence do not support the massive storm drainage created as a result of improvements to the City of San Antonio drainage system, resulting in perimeter fence breaches after every severe storm event. Fence breaches are having to be patched each time a heavy rain event occurs. This action includes the installation of concrete footings with galvanized pipes with pipe sweeps inserted at the base level of the drainage channel to allow water flow and prevent intrusion by unauthorized personnel.  A breakaway fence system will also be installed to allow break away in the event of major flash flooding but will remain stationary in most rain events.  The action will also include the installation of a culvert drainage system from the fence line to the creek bed across the fairway to support storm drainage from the adjacent of post location.

The Air Force anticipates that this action will have no negative effect on the floodplain (life or property, natural and beneficial functions). The Air Force is currently performing environmental analysis in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action. This early public notice is required by Executive Order 11988 and has been prepared and made available to the public by the Air Force in accordance with 32 CFR 989 and Air Force Manual 32-7003 for actions proposed within the 100-year floodplain. If our environmental analysis and public input confirm that the project will have no negative impact, then the Air Force will document the results of the analysis in a Finding of No Practicable Alternative (FONPA) on this website.

Address written comments to the USAF 802 CES/CEI, ATTN: Ms. Monica Guerrero, 1555 Gott Street, JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236, or via email: monica.guerrero.2@us.af.mil, or via phone: (210) 671‑5320

 

2021 FSH ISD Annex Security Fencing

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is inviting public input on any practicable alternatives for a proposed activity within the 100-year floodplain at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)-Sam Houston, Texas. The Proposed Action involves the construction of approximately 4700 feet of secure perimeter fencing along the northeaster section of the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery and JBSA-Sam Houston, including two locations for vehicle gate entries and a 5 feet clear cut zone. The project is to increase security and prohibit unauthorized entrance onto JBSA-Sam Houston, and to provide for the safety of the students and staff of Robert G. Cole Middle/High School and the residents of Watkins Terrace.  The corner of the proposed perimeter fence, along Winans Road, is partially located in a 100-year floodplain associated with Salado Creek at John James Park. The FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for this site indicates that the flood height in the 100-year flood event would result in less than 1 to 2 feet of water at the site. Installation of approximately 400 feet of fence in the 100-year floodplain at this location would not cause adverse effects to the natural and beneficial functions of the floodplain, nor will it cause the height or velocity of floodwaters to create flood hazards.    

The USAF is performing environmental analysis in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action. This early public notice is required by Executive Order 11988 and has been prepared and made available to the public by the USAF in accordance with 32 CFR 989 and Air Force Manual 32-7003 for actions proposed within the 100-year floodplain.

Address written comments to the USAF 802 CES/CEI, ATTN: Ms. Monica Guerrero, 1555 Gott Street, JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236, or via email: monica.guerrero.2@us.af.mil, or via phone: (210) 671 5320.

 

2021 SAWS Sanitary Sewer Bypass Lines

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is inviting public input on any practicable alternatives for a proposed activity within the 100-year floodplain at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)-Sam Houston, Texas. The Proposed Action involves the rehabilitation of sanitary sewer lines in the JBSA-Sam Houston golf course, including temporary sewage bypass pumping through above-ground pipes while sewers are being re-lined. The work will be conducted by San Antonio Water System (SAWS), who owns the wastewater collection mains.  The project is part of a larger SAWS effort to increase the capacity of, and improve the condition of, sanitary sewer lines across San Antonio to reduce the occurrence of sanitary sewer overflows.  The sanitary sewer in the vicinity of the JBSA-Sam Houston golf course is partially located in a 100-year floodplain associated with Salado Creek and a tributary to Salado Creek. SAWS will be responsible for complying with all applicable floodplain requirements for this project. There will be no finished structures above grade, and no modification to existing contours.  Excavation will be minimized through utilization of pipe-bursting and cured-in-place pipe techniques.  The project will reduce the risk of untreated wastewater from being released into the floodplain and the environment.    

The USAF is performing environmental analysis in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action. This early public notice is required by Executive Order 11988 and has been prepared and made available to the public by the USAF in accordance with 32 CFR 989 and Air Force Manual 32-7003 for actions proposed within the 100-year floodplain.

Address written comments to the USAF 802 CES/CEI, ATTN: Ms. Monica Guerrero, 1555 Gott Street, JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236, or via email: monica.guerrero.2@us.af.mil, or via phone: (210) 671 5320.