COVID-19 Update

The walk-in hours at our Water Conservation Help Desk at Waller Creek Center are currently suspended, including the pick-up of free water conservation tools. These measures are put in place in order to observe social distancing guidelines. Please allow for additional processing time for all rebate programs as application processing may be delayed.

For comments, questions or concerns, please contact us at watercon@austintexas.gov

 

 

INDOOR TOOLS

Showerhead - save 2 gallons per minute or more with a water-efficient showerhead, available in either regular or soap-up valve models that only use 1.5 gallons of water per minute.

Kitchen & Bathroom Faucet Aerator - mix air with water to reduce the amount of water used without reducing water pressure. Bathroom aerators use 0.5 gallons of water per minute and kitchen aerators use 1.5 gallons per minute.

OUTDOOR TOOLS

Soil Moisture Meter - measures the moisture of your soil to help you know when it’s time to add water; available in ladybug or frog design.

Water Saver Hose Meter* - monitor and control water use with a digital meter attachment for garden hoses and hose-end sprinklers.

Sunlight Calculator* - measure the amount of light each area of your yard receives, then use the included plant guide to select plants that best fit the light conditions.

* these items are only available through check-out at the Austin Public Library.

INFORMATIONAL MATERIAL

"Practical Plumbing Handbook - With Important Water Saving Tips" - booklet published by the Alliance for Water Efficiency with useful information on conserving water and fixing many common problems, such as leaky faucets, running toilets, and inefficient irrigation systems. 

Free Water Conservation Tools