Austin Water Honors Local Organizations with Water Conservation Awards

Austin Water honored four local organizations for their innovation and advocacy in water conservation.

The conservation winners included UT Austin and the Interfaith Environmental Network of Austin. Other award categories included Water Protection as well as Pretreatment Compliance. This means the water is treated by the company before it is released into the public system.

"What they do is they have pollutants that, when they're making their products, there's pollutants that are in the water so they actually spend a lot of time and money pretreating that water to meet regulations before they discharge it into the wastewater.” said David Houston of Austin Water.

This is the 24th year Austin Water has given out the awards.