So far in August, there have been 205 water main breaks across the city.
On Tuesday, a water main break sent water spewing some 50 feet into the air near the intersection of Fern and Carolina streets, south of the Alamodome.
SAWS calls the summer months "water main break season."
According to SAWS, more mains break during periods of little rain and higher water usage.
"When that happens the ground compresses the pipes are under more pressure from more water use and that causes most of what these breaks are," says SAWS spokesperson, Anne Hayden.
Hayden estimates that the number of breaks this August are on par for August 2012 when 345 were reported.
In August of 2011 -- a year of severe drought -- that number was 604.
Water restrictions, Hayden says, could account for the difference.
"We're in Stage 2, so in some ways we're already working together to reduce these by conserving water," she said. "We're having to push less water through those pipes."
A water main break could mean disrupted service in the affected area or lower water pressure.
To report a leak or main break, call 210-704-SAWS.