Austin lies in the heart of Flash Flood Alley, and it is critical that you be alert to the dangers of flooding both in your home and on the road.
Congratulations to the winners of the City of Austin's 12th Annual Flood Safety Poster Contest. 904 kids, grades 1 to 8, entered the poster contest in 2017, illustrating the theme, “Save Yourself! Turn Around – Don’t Drown."
Want a beautiful Central Texas garden that is good for your pocketbook and the environment?
Trash illegally thrown on the ground has a significant, negative impact on Austin. Litter pollutes our natural and recreational areas, and the cleanup needed is expensive for taxpayers!
Dog and cat waste left on the ground is more than smelly and unsightly….it pollutes our water and poses a health risk for pets and people, especially children! Please remember to always Scoop the Poop and to dispose of pet waste properly!
The City of Austin storm drain marking program is a hands-on project for volunteers who are interested in educating the public about pollution prevention.
On this page, you will find documents that describe the City's watersheds and efforts to reduce flooding, erosion and water pollution both Citywide and in individual council districts.
Watershed Protection’s Youth Education program provides school outreach, field trips, curriculum and service learning opportunities to encourage informed decision-making about choices that impact Austin’s water quality.