Water in the News: Top 10 Water Users 2017

Austin’s top single-family water user in 2017: a U.S. congressman

By Philip Jankowski – American-Statesman Staff, July 31, 2018

The sprawling West Austin home of Congressman Mike McCaul used more city-supplied water than any other single-family residence in 2017, according to the Austin water utility.

McCaul’s hillside home near Lake Austin was one of 22 residences calculated to have used more than one million gallons of city water in 2017.

“These people have wealth that most of us in the city could not imagine,” [Paul] Robbins told the Statesman. “It would be easy for them to hire someone that could help them save water. They simply just don’t care.”