Austin, TX

Austin, TX, Water

Austin Dam Failure Flood Zones

Downtown Austin is well protected from major flooding events thanks to our Highland Lakes system. The Highland Lakes were formed after constructing a chain of six major dams along the Colorado River between 1938 and 1951 to protect the Colorado basin. A recent National Weather Service study found that major […]

Austin, TX

Data Reveals Sunny Potential for Solar Power in Austin

URL: Headline: Data Reveals Sunny Potential for Solar Power in Austin Meta: According to Google’s Project Rooftop, 85 percent of roofs in Austin could support solar panels. John Egan At the Mueller development in Austin, TX, rooftop solar panels are just as prominent as the shingles on the rooftops. At Mueller, […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]