The combined storage level of water in Lakes Travis and Buchanan has dropped below 1.4 million acre-feet. Austin residents can protect the lakes, the environment, and our future water supply by following Stage 1 Watering Schedule Restrictions.
Austin Water is working on a number of initiatives to meet water demand now and for the next century. But we need to hear from you as these important plans and projects take shape. Your priorities and concerns matter!
Check out our project pages to learn more about upcoming workshops and meetings, take a survey, and give your feedback.
Austin Water has been working hard to be prepared for extreme winter weather. Many improvements to our water and wastewater treatment plants and drinking water infrastructure have been completed with many more planned to help us be more resilient to the threat of extreme weather.
Austin Water will replace analog water meters with electronically read meters connected to a wireless network. An online portal will provide customers with daily water use data and custom notifications. Learn more.
Awards & Recognition
EPA recognizes Effective Utility Management in action at Austin Water
The United States Environmental Protection Agency recognized Austin Water for its implementation of Effective Utility Management strategies to meet the challenges ahead. The utility has chosen to focus on Enterprise Resiliency, Customer Satisfaction, Employee Leadership and Development, and Infrastructure Strategy and Performance. Taken together, improvements in these target areas are helping the utility continue to be an industry leader and improve operations and resiliency.
Each month your utility bill arrives. Ever wonder what goes into the price of your water? Learn more about how Austin Water sets affordable water and wastewater rates while promoting water conservation and sustainability.