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 is currently in the advertise/bid/award phase. 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.

  • Main Design: Fall 2019 – Summer 2022
  • Advertise/Bid/Award: Summer 2022 – Winter 2023
  • Active Construction: Spring 2023 – Spring 2025


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

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Project Documents


Project Contacts

  • Project Manager
    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, let us know and we can provide information on what is involved.  After paying for a meter, we’ll arrange with our contractor to install a service line and meter box.  The cost of a connection can be substantially reduced if it is done with the construction of the main.