Watershed Protection to resume cleanups of homeless encampments near drainage infrastructure

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, the Watershed Protection Department will resume cleaning homeless encampments that impact Austin’s drainage system, starting with two sites on Riverside Drive.

A contract was approved by the Austin City Council in December that authorized $250,000 over the course of a year for cleaning Watershed Protection land and infrastructure. The goal is to help promote public safety and protect Austin residents from flooding, erosion and water pollution by…