Welcome to Watershed Protection

Watershed Protection protects lives, property and the environment of our community by reducing the impact of flood, erosion and water pollution.

Austin is particularly vulnerable to these flooding, erosion and water quality problems due to our torrential downpours and rocky landscape. We have a multi-tiered approach including a wide variety of ongoing programs such as Grow Green and the Lady Bird Lake Cleanup Crew; construction projects such as stormwater ponds and streambank restorations; and regulations to help prevent future problems. We are mostly funded by the drainage charge on utility bills.

Call 3-1-1 to report a drainage problem. To report potential pollution, please call our 24-hour pollution hotline at 512-974-2550. There is more contact information on our About page.

Read more about what we do and what we've accomplished in our Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report.

Watershed Protection Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2022