Saving water is easy. Find out how to save water at yourhome or business and learn about water conservation policy. See videos at the bottom of this page on setting your irrigation system. Remember to turn off your irrigation system during the winter months.
Dropcountr- Austin Water's new home water use reporting software pilot project.
WaterWise Rainscape Rebate- Homeowners and schools may receive up to $500 ($0.30/sq. foot--100 sq. foot min.) for installing landscape features such as berms, terraces, swales, rain gardens, porous pavement, and infiltration trenches that direct and retain rainwater on the property.
Irrigation System Improvement Rebate- Commercial and multi-family customers may receive rebates for installing these irrigation system improvements: Central Computer Irrigation Controller System ($50 per station, or 50% of cost up to $5,000); Master Valves ($100 each for systems installed before 2009); Flow Sensors ($300 each); and Converting Entire Stations from Spray to Rotor ($4 per nozzle)
Public Involvement for Water Resource Planning- Austin Water held two public workshops in 2015 to discuss Austin Water Resource Planning Task Force recommendations for developing additional Stage 3 water use restrictions and setting lake level triggers for implementing those and Stage 4 restrictions.
Residential WaterWise Landscape Rebate- Residential properties may receive $35 for every 100 sq.ft. (minimum 500 sq. ft.) converted from healthy turf grass to native plant beds with a maximum rebate of $1,750.
Multi-family HOA WaterWise Landscape Rebate- Multi-family HOAs that share one water meter or one irrigation meter may receive $25 for every 100 sq.ft. (minimum 1,000 sq. ft.- maximum 20,000 sq. ft.) converted from healthy turf grass to native plant beds.
Gray Water- learn about requirements for designing, permitting, and installing a gray water system to collect wastewater from clothes washers, bathtubs and lavatory sinks to use for irrigating landscapes, watering foundations, and keeping trees healthy.
ICI Audit Rebate Pilot Program- Austin Water offers customers a rebate of up to $5,000 for an independent water audit at their industrial, commercial, or institutional facility. To qualify, customers must commit to fixing any leaks and making any recommended equipment or system setting adjustments.
Commercial Facility Irrigation Assessment Program- Commercial, multifamily, and City municipal facilities equal to or greater than 1.0 acre in size must obtain an evaluation of any permanently installed irrigation system. For a list of Austin Water Authorized Irrigation Inspectors, click here.
Water Wells Program - The City of Austin adopted an ordinance related to water wells which includes registration requirements that apply in conjunction with the drilling of water wells, the installation of water well pumps and other closely related activities.