On May 5, 2016, City Council adopted a revised Water Conservation Code, which takes effect on May 15, 2016. Changing the water restriction level from the Stage 2 Restrictions currently in place to the new Conservation Stage Restrictions will require a declaration from the City Manager. This declaration is expected to coincide with the May 15 effective date of the code changes. See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Landscape Survival Tools Rebate- Prepare your yard for the long hot summer and receive the following rebates: compost ($50), mulch ($40), and core aeration ($30). Participants in the 2014 or 2015 Drought Survival Tools for Your Yard Rebate are not eligible for this program.
Dropcountr- Sign up for Austin Water's new home water use reporting software pilot project.
WaterWise Rainscape Rebate- Homeowners and schools may receive up to $500 ($0.30/sq. foot--100 sq. foot min.) for installing landscape features such as berms, terraces, swales, rain gardens, porous pavement, and infiltration trenches that direct and retain rainwater on the property.
Irrigation System Improvement Rebate- Commercial and multi-family customers may receive rebates for installing these irrigation system improvements: Central Computer Irrigation Controller System ($50 per station, or 50% of cost up to $5,000); Master Valves ($100 each for systems installed before 2009); Flow Sensors ($300 each); and Converting Entire Stations from Spray to Rotor ($4 per nozzle)
Residential WaterWise Landscape Rebate- Residential properties may receive $35 for every 100 sq.ft. (minimum 500 sq. ft.) converted from healthy turf grass to native plant beds with a maximum rebate of $1,750.
Multi-family HOA WaterWise Landscape Rebate- Multi-family HOAs that share one water meter or one irrigation meter may receive $25 for every 100 sq.ft. (minimum 1,000 sq. ft.- maximum 20,000 sq. ft.) converted from healthy turf grass to native plant beds.
Gray Water- learn about requirements for designing, permitting, and installing a gray water system to collect wastewater from clothes washers, bathtubs and lavatory sinks to use for irrigating landscapes, watering foundations, and keeping trees healthy.
ICI Audit Rebate Pilot Program- Austin Water offers a rebate of up to $5,000 for an independent water audit at industrial, commercial, or institutional facilities. To qualify, customers must commit to fixing any leaks and making any recommended equipment or system setting adjustments.
Water Wells Program - The City of Austin adopted an ordinance related to water wells which includes registration requirements that apply in conjunction with the drilling of water wells, the installation of water well pumps and other closely related activities.