Austin, TX

Which Austin ZIP Codes Use the Most Water?
Austin, TX, Water

Which Austin ZIP Codes Use the Most Water?

From 2004 through 2011, residential customers in Austin annually tapped enough water for lawns and other outdoor irrigation to fill roughly 8,600 Olympic-size swimming pools. To be precise, that adds up to an annual average of 5,879,032,288 gallons, according to a study by the Texas Water Development Board. Drilling down […]

Austin Relaxes Water Restrictions
Austin, TX, Water

Austin Relaxes Water Restrictions

Austin, TX, has loosened its water restrictions. On May 18, City Manager Marc Ott announced Austin now is in the “conservation” stage for water use, down from Stage 2. Austin had been under Stage 2 water restrictions for nearly four years. The city has five stages of water restrictions, with […]

7 Watering Tips for Austin Lawns
Austin, TX, General Lawn Care, Water

7 Watering Tips for Austin Lawns

If you’re a homeowner in the Austin, TX area, you might want to think twice about watering your lawn more than once a week. For homeowners within Austin’s city limits, once-a-week watering restrictions were imposed permanently in 2015. If, for instance, your watering day is Wednesday, you’re supposed to irrigate […]

12 Fascinating Facts About Austin’s Trees
Austin, TX, Landscaping

12 Fascinating Facts About Austin’s Trees

The beauty of the trees throughout Austin, TX, is more than bark deep. “We recognize trees far beyond just their aesthetic beauty. We recognize all the benefits that they provide us, the services that they provide citizens,” Michael Embesi, manager of the City of Austin’s Community Tree Division, recently told […]