Each year, Austin Water assesses the condition of critical water system infrastructure to ensure dependable water service of the highest quality. Our technicians continuously monitor the health and functioning of meters, pipes, pump stations and treatment plants. We consider population growth, life-cycle costs, and system reliability to make strategic investments to replace and improve Austin's water and wastewater infrastructure. We make these upgrades while minimizing disruptions to our customers. And finally, our crews conduct regular preventative maintenance to care for and extend the life of our water system, safeguarding our community needs now and for years to come.

Infrastructure Project Videos
System Improvements 
Renewing Austin

Renewing Austin is an ongoing program to replace and upgrade aging water lines and infrastructure to meet the city’s long-term needs. More

Austin's Smart Water Meter System

Austin Water has been conducting several pilot projects to study how a smart water meter system will change the behavior of utility customers and how to use it to improve Austin Water’s customer services. More

Reclaimed Water System

Installation and expansion of purple pipe infrastructure continues throughout Austin - delivering low-cost non-potable water for irrigation, cooling towers, and virtually any use not requiring higher-quality drinking water. More

System Maintenance
Treatment Plant Maintenance

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Sewer Cleaning, Camera Inspection and Repair

Each year, miles of Austin's sewer system are inspected using a closed circuit television system that is to search for lines that need to be cleared of blockages and prevent or repair breaks. 

Sewer System Smoke Testing

Austin Water regularly performs sewer system smoke testing throughout Austin to help locate defects and improve the sanitary sewer services. More

 

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