Click here for important information about the drought, conservation, watering restrictions, how Austin Water is working to protect your water supply and how you can be part of the effort to meet this historic challenge.
Saving water is easy. Find out how to save water at yourhome or business and learn about water conservation policy. See a video at the bottom of this page on setting your irrigation system for your watering day. Remember to turn off your irrigation system during the winter months.
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.
Drought Survival Tools for Your Yard Rebate- By using a combination of mulch ($40 rebate), compost ($50 rebate) and aeration ($30 rebate), you will be prepared for what the long hot days can do to your yard. Materials must be purchased after February 17, 2015 and rebate application must be submitted before June 12, 2015.
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.