Reclaimed water is recycled from wastewater generated by homes and businesses and treated for non-potable uses. Though reclaimed water is not used in the drinking water supply, it meets many of the criteria for drinking water. This water is clear and has no noticeable odor. It is harmless to humans through normal contact. It meets all state and federal laws for non-potable use.

Reclaimed water is also less expensive to use or treat and can cost as little as one-half the price of drinking water. Users can see a reduction in water fees.

Expanding Reclaimed Water Service

Installation and expansion of Austin’s reclaimed water system continues - delivering low-cost non-potable water for irrigation, cooling towers, and virtually any use not requiring higher-quality drinking water.

Construction Projects

Contact

For more information or questions about the reclaimed water constructions projects listed above, contact:
Erik Luna
Austin Water
512-972-0398 office, erik.luna@austintexas.gov

or email reclaimedwater@austintexas.gov

Resources

To connect to a reclaimed water line or learn more about the technical requirements for using reclaimed water, visit the frequently asked questions