Austin Water is committed to protecting the water supply and promoting community sustainability. We manage 43,000 acres of wildlands that provide multiple benefits to our region. These lands protect our water supply against waste and pollutants and help recharge the Edwards Aquifer. They are also home to countless species of plants, birds, and animals, protecting several endangered species. And we play a key role in helping researchers understand soil ecology for farming, regional biodiversity, alluvial flows through the aquifer system, and the hydrology of the Colorado River. This dedication to environmental protection is helping us preserve and protect all that is best about Austin’s unique landscape.