Austin Water delivers drinking water of the highest quality at an exceptional value. Your water is tested multiple times a day, every day, as it passed through the treatment process to ensure you receive the highest quality drinking water - every time you turn on the tap. 


Austin Water is rated among the best in the country when it comes to water quality.

Austin Water is among an elite group of water utilities that have earned the prestigious President's Award from American Water Works Association for exceptional performance of water treatment plant filters. 

  • Forbes Magazine named Austin "Best Cities for Clean Drinking Water"
  • The Active Times named Austin "Cities with the Best and Safest Drinking Water in America"

Each year, we complete Environmental Protection Agency reporting requirements that describe the overall quality of our water from its raw collection and storage, to the treated purity at your tap. Read on to learn about what’s in your water.


Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation

Water can become stagnant in pipes that have been out of use or used infrequently, which can promote the growth of Legionella.