Austin Water’s commission and task force are important in that they enable citizens to participate in Austin's government processes.

Austin Water is led by Interim Director Robert Goode. Reporting to the Director are the Assistant Directors of Business Services, Customer Experience, Employee Leadership & Development, Engineering Services, Environmental Planning & Development Services, Finance, and Operations, as well as the Chief Information Officer.


The City of Austin’s Water and Wastewater Commission reviews and analyzes the policies and resources relating to Austin Water. The Commission assists the city council in insuring the Austin Water customers have safe, reliable, high quality, sustainable and affordable water services.

Each year the Commission develops a work plan setting out its goals, objectives and actions for:

  • Water supply distribution
  • Water demand and conservation management
  • Wastewater treatment and collection
  • Water quality
  • Service area master planning and capital improvement project development
  • Operating budget
  • Rates and fees, and
  • Community education

For meeting dates, agendas, reports and by-laws, visit the Water and Wastewater Commission webpage.


The Austin Water Resource Planning Task Force was created to evaluate the City of Austin’s water needs, to examine and make recommendations regarding future water planning, and to evaluate potential water resource management scenarios for Council consideration.

For more information, visit the Austin Water Resource Planning Task Force webpage, or signup to receive the Task Force eNewsletter.