The Bryker Water and Wastewater Improvement Project is part of Renewing Austin—an Austin Water program to replace and upgrade aging water lines. Austin Water is protecting our city's water infrastructure by investing in upgrades and repairs of existing water lines. Water line breaks are well documented in this area and the project is necessary to avoid further expenditures to maintain water lines that have broken frequently.

The project will replace about 2,630 linear feet of water lines and 3,800 linear feet of wastewater lines. Austin Water partners with the Public Works Department whose project management staff supervises construction.

Timeline

Construction began in summer 2021 and is expected take about 12 months to complete.

Communications

Watch a recording of the June 30, 2021 Bryker Water and Wastewater Renewal online public meeting.

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Project Documents

Project Map
Project Fact Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

What landscape features will be replaced or repaired by the contractor?

  • The contractor is responsible for restoring any existing improvements disturbed by construction to a condition equal preconstruction condition.

Will trees be removed during the project?  What measures will be taken to protect critical root zones?

  • No trees will be removed as part of this project. There are no tree removals included in the project. All City tree protection rules will be followed. Construction work in the interior half of the critical root zone of impacted trees requires use of hand tools only. A City of Austin Arborist from the Public Works Department will consult on the project.

Is the project team coordinating with Google Fiber?

  • Yes, the project team is coordinating closely with Google Fiber regarding any potential conflicts during construction. Google Fiber will be responsible for responding should any repairs be required.

What diameter will the new water service lines be? (water lines from the street to the water meter) 

  • Water service lines typically will be replaced with the same size of the existing line.

Will there be a noticeable increase or decrease in our water pressure?

  • There are no plans to change the water pressure on this project.  With this noted, the newer pipes that will be installed will have less friction and head loss.  This will allow more water to flow through so it is likely to appear to residents that there is more water pressure than before this project.

Will water meters be replaced with the new digital meters being used for the My ATX Water Project?

  • No, installation of the new digital meters will be done under a separate project.

What other projects are planned in the neighborhood?

  • The Beverly Road Water and Wastewater Project is scheduled to begin construction in early 2022.
  • An additional project for this area is scheduled to begin design within the next 6 months. We expect design work to take about 2 years to complete. The project is generally located east of Harris Road on Westover to Clare then north on Clare to 23rd and on 23rd street from Clare to Lamar.

Project Contacts

Project Manager:

Shivani Kesar

Public Works                                                                         
512-974-2913 office                                                             
Email

Community Outreach:

Emlea Chanslor
Austin Water
512-972-0145 office
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Project Inspector:

Mark S. Burton
Public Works
512-413-0529 cell
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