You are lucky to already live in or around Austin! If you are thinking about moving to the Austin area, here are some resources about our water systems to know about:
There are 27,405 city maintained fire hydrants in Austin. That's a lot of water piped throughout our city to serve a growing population of homes that depend on access to clean, affordable, and healthy water.
- 61% of water demand is met through surface water.
- 65% demand is municipal, 27% irrigation.
- By 2050, the local population is expected to grow 70%. Municipal water use is expected to rise to 74% for manufacturing, with irrigation falling to 19%.
The City of Austin uses water conservation efforts per location, and if you are thinking about buying a home, you should know your watering days! Also, here is what you can expect to pay for your bills if you are:
TOOLS & RESOURCES:
If you want to do your part to help conserve and protect Austin's pristine water, here are incentives and tools to help:
Irrigation Upgrade-up to $400 to improve irrigation efficiency
Landscape Survival Tools- up to $120 for compost, mulch, and core aeration service
Pool Cover-up to $200 for new pool cover
Pressure Regulating Valve-up to $100 for pressure regulating valve
Rainwater Harvesting-up to $5,000 for equipment to capture rainwater
Watering Timer-up to $40 for hose timers
WaterWise Landscape-up to $1,750 to convert turf grass to native beds
WaterWise Rainscape-up to $500 for landscape features to retain rainwater
Dropcountr Mobile and Web Application-digital home water use reports
Free Water Conservation Tools-aerator, showerhead, and soil moisture meter
Irrigation System Evaluation-checks system efficiency
Gray Water-learn about gray water collection
Water is one of the big elements attracting more people to Austin! The beautiful Colorado river that runs through the city is just the beginning! When looking for your next home, here are water recreation sources to consider:
- Public Boater Access
- Leased River Access sites
- Paddling Trails
- Freshwater Lakes
- Community Fishing Lakes
- Which Minor Bays Have Highest Catch Rates (Database)
- Saltwater Wheelchair Access
- Free Fishing in State Parks
- Swimming in State Parks
The Agency Austin team is here to help you find the perfect home and they can answer your questions about water, utilities, zoning, schools, communities... you name it! Contact us today to find your perfect place, or sign up for news updates and keep informed of valuable Austin real estate updates.