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 […]