You are here

Welcome to the Watershed Protection Department

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 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 fee 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.