Impervious cover is any type of human-made surface that doesn’t absorb rainfall, including:
- Driveways, paved and unpaved
- Parking lots, paved and unpaved
- Some decks
Uncovered wooden decks and unpaved portions of driveways count as 50% impervious cover. If you have these features, we may be able to lower the impervious cover on your account, which will in turn lower your bill. Please call 512-494-9400 and ask about an administrative review of your drainage charge.
A more complete definition of impervious cover is found in Section 25-8-63 of the Austin City Code.