The Oltorf Street Reclaimed Water Main Phase 1 Project is part of a series of projects called Completing the Core and will include 2,300 ft. of 24” and 4,300 ft. of 30" reclaimed water main plus miscellaneous drinking water system improvements to address low pressure issues near IH-35.  The project will start at the E Oltorf St and Alvin Devane Blvd intersection and run west along E Oltorf St. and end at Burton Dr. It is an essential project in securing a looped reclaimed water supply.


Austin Water’s Oltorf Street Reclaimed Water Main Phase 1 Project will begin construction in April 2023. The project will build a new reclaimed water main to deliver reclaimed water to customers for non-potable uses such as irrigation, toilet flushing, and industrial uses.


View a recording of the January 21, 2021 public meeting.

View a recording of the April 27, 2023 public meeting.

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Project Documents

Project Contacts

  • Project Manager
    Lisa Whitworth
    Public Works
    512-974-2937 office
  • Project Sponsor
    Steven Vargas, PE, PMP
    Austin Water, Reclaimed Water

         512-972-0062 office

  • Community Outreach
    Emlea Chanslor
    Austin Water, Public Information Office
    512-972-0145 office



Connecting to Reclaimed Water

Reclaimed water is highly purified wastewater that is ordinarily discharged to the Colorado River. Austin Water takes some of the water, stores it in tanks and pumps it to customers for non-drinking uses such as irrigation, cooling, toilet flushing and manufacturing. Using reclaimed water conserves our drinking water supply.

If you are interested in having a reclaimed water connection, please visit this website to learn more: Obtaining Reclaimed Water Service |