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Our Story

The Headwaters at the Comal is not only a beautiful place for visitors and locals alike to connect to nature, but also a leader in water and energy conservation best practices for today and the future.

Feather in the water at the Headwaters at the Comal

The Story

The Headwaters at the Comal contains the original water source for the community and a unique riparian habitat. The 16-acre site was used by New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) as a warehouse, fleet and facilities yard, office, and inventory storage from 1940 until 2004.

Artist rendering Headwaters at the Comal

Environmental Conservation

One of the most important changes made to the Headwaters property was to remove a significant amount of the asphalt paving covering the site.

History of Headwaters at the Comal


The history of the Comal Springs on its’ own is a fascinating story. The site of the headwaters has been underused in past years, despite its historical significance.



Our Vision

Situated on the banks of the Comal Springs and Blieders Creek, the Headwaters at the Comal highlights the hydrological, environmental, and cultural history of the region, and will be a living demonstration of sustainable practices for the local community and nation.

“The Headwaters at the Comal will be a place that establishes a relationship between the community and the environment by demonstrating the regeneration and protection of water and ecological resources.”

Progress Video Updates

Phase 1


Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with the Headwaters at the Comal. All of these contribute to our mission of creating an environmental showcase for the entire community. Opportunities include: volunteering your time and talents, making a financial contribution, supporting our vision through membership, or simply making a visit to the Headwaters.

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The Headwaters at the Comal have been the heart of New Braunfels for centuries. Your contribution will help preserve this unique ecosystem for generations to come.



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