We love Austin’s creeks and river and are excited to spread the word about preventing water pollution! Check out these fun activities!
The Colorado River (including “Lady Bird Lake” and “Lake Austin”) runs deep in the heart of Austin and is fed by nearly 50 Austin creeks. Why is water so important to Austin?
Litter, pet waste, garden chemicals, and other pollutants wash from land to the creeks and river when it rains, directly or through storm drains along our streets.
Do Your Part
If you see a leak, spill, or other source of potential pollution, call the Pollution Hotline (24 hours/7 days): 512-974-2550.
All Austin land drains to our creeks and river when it rains. Areas of land that drain to the same body of water are called a watershed, and each watershed is named for the creek or “lake” to which it drains. Check out these great resources to learn more about Austin’s natural water resources and protecting good water quality!