Austin Water’s Oltorf Street Reclaimed Water Main Project is currently in the design phase. The project will build a new water main to deliver reclaimed water to customers for non-potable uses such as irrigation, toilet flushing and industrial uses.

The project, which consists of two parallel phases, will include 9,300 ft. of 24” and 4,300 ft. of 30" reclaimed water main. The project will start at the E Oltorf St and Alvin Devane Blvd intersection and run west along E Oltorf St. to Parker Ln. It will then head north until Mariposa Dr and turn west; the project continues across I-35 and into the Travis Heights neighborhood. The project terminates at the Fairmount Ave and Travis Heights Blvd intersection. It is an essential project in securing a looped reclaimed water supply.

About Reclaimed Water

What is Reclaimed Water?

Reclaimed water is highly purified wastewater that is ordinarily discharged to the Colorado River. Austin Water takes some of the water, stores it in tanks and pumps it to customers for non-drinking uses such as irrigation, cooling, toilet flushing and manufacturing. Using reclaimed water conserves our drinking water supply.

How can I get reclaimed water service?

If you are interested in having a reclaimed water connection, let us know and we can provide information on what is involved.  After paying for a meter, we’ll arrange with our contractor to install a service line and meter box.  The cost of a connection can be substantially reduced if it is done with the construction of the main.

 

Timeline

  • Main Design: Fall 2019 – Fall 2021
  • Advertise/Bid/Award: Fall 2021 – Spring 2022
  • Active Construction: Spring 2022 – Fall 2024
     

Communications

View a recording of the January 21, 2021 public meeting.

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