The Barton SoCo Reclaimed Water Main Project is part of a series of projects that will provide more reliable service to reclaimed water customers. The project will include installation of approximately 5,100 ft of 24-inch main along West Monroe St and South 1st St.

The project will potentially serve Texas School for the Deaf, Nicholas Dawson Neighborhood Park, the Palmer Events Center/Long Center, and others who may be interested. It is an essential project in securing a looped reclaimed water supply.


The Barton South Congress Reclaimed Water Main Project is currently in the design phase. The project will build a new water main to deliver reclaimed water to customers for non-potable uses such as irrigation, toilet flushing and industrial uses.

  • Main Design: Spring 2021 – Summer 2023
  • Advertise/Bid/Award: Summer 2023– Winter 2023
  • Active Construction: Winter 2023 – Summer 2026


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Project Contacts


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.