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Value of Water Contest Draws Entries from More Than 500 Arlington Students

Articles Library 07-18-15
suppoArlington students showed their appreciation for water this fall in Arlington Water Utilities’ Value of Water coloring contest. More than 500 elementary school-aged kids entered the competition by completing the sentence “Because I have water, I can …” with an illustration. The entries demonstrated students are...

Arlington Weekend Buzz: April 27-30, 2017

Articles Library 07-18-15
  Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington Parks & Recreation’s Food Truck FridaysThe Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series...

Brown Boulevard Water & Sanitary Sewer Renewal Project Completed

Articles Library 07-18-15
Construction on the Brown Boulevard Water and Sanitary Sewer Main Renewal project has recently been completed, saving the City money and creating an easier drive for Arlington residents.This project, which began in January 2016, consisted of improvements to water utilities infrastructure, street maintenance, and sidewalk repairs....

National Engineers’ Group Calls Arlington's Sewer-Inspecting Robot a 'Game Changer'

Articles Library 07-18-15
The American Society of Civil Engineers has recognized a new Arlington project to examine sanitary sewer lines with the help of a multi-sensor robot as one of 15 Infrastructure Game Changers. The designation highlights trend-setting projects nationwide that address pressing infrastructure needs.The robot evaluations are being...

Arlington Water Utilities Awarded $300,000 Federal Grant for WaterSMART Project

Articles Library 07-18-15
Arlington Water Utilities has been awarded a $300,000 federal grant that will help improve the City’s leak-detection capabilities and generate cost-savings related to water treatment, pumping and meter reading.The WaterSMART matching grant was awarded by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. The financial assistance...

Floating Robot Helps Arlington Examine Underground Sewer Pipes, Identify Potential Problems

Articles Library 07-18-15
A new robot exploring miles of Arlington’s underground sanitary sewer lines is outfitted with high-tech sensors designed to detect structural flaws and obstructions before they create expensive problems for the City.Fortunately, the nearly $500,000 device doesn’t also have a sense of smell.On Monday, Arlington Water Utilities...

City, Mansfield ISD Celebrate Completion of $18 Million Tri-Schools Road Project

Articles Library 07-18-15
On Friday, Arlington and Mansfield city and school leaders celebrated the completion of the $18 million Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project in southwest Arlington.The project, part of the 2008 bond program, consists of street, sidewalk, drainage, water and sanitary sewer improvements to Calender, Ledbetter and Russell roads...

Arlington Police, Water Utilities Host Drug Take-Back Event April 30

Articles Library 07-18-15
Got drugs? Residents are encouraged to turn in their expired and unused medications for anonymous, safe disposal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016. Collection sitesNorth Police District 620 W. Division Street 817.459.5600Walgreen’s Pharmacy 4400 W. Green Oaks Blvd 817.563.0142East Police District 2001...

2016 Presidents’ Day Closings and City Service Schedules

Articles Library 07-18-15
Many local government administrative offices will be closed Monday, February 15, 2016 for Presidents’ Day. Regular hours will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday, February 16.Garbage and recycling pickups will occur in Arlington on Monday, February 15, as regularly scheduled.What’s CLOSED Monday, February 15 Arlington City Hall City Office...

Arlington Reminds Residents to Cease the Grease This Thanksgiving

Articles Library 07-18-15
With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, Eco Man and Arlington Water Utilities want to remind residents to prevent backed-up sanitary sewers and clogged pipes by properly disposing of fats, oils and grease.Residents should not place meat fats, cooking oil, butter- and margarine-based goods, or dairy products...

Dry Weather Conditions Impacting Water Usage in Arlington

Articles Library 07-18-15
During the Arlington City Council’s Sept.15 meeting, Director of Water Utilities Buzz Pishkur made a presentation that addressed multiple customer concerns about summer consumption.Pishkur noted that during the summer months, water usage generally goes up, which means people will have higher bills. However, July and August of 2015...

Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 27

Articles Library 07-18-15
Properly dispose of prescription and over-the-counter drugs during National Drug Take-BackThe City of Arlington is participating in a National Drug Take-Back initiative. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) encourages governments all across the country to be available for people to properly dispose of unused and unwanted prescription...

Arlington Joins Effort to “Reverse Litter”

The City of Arlington is joining the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) and other North Texas cities in an anti-litter, public awareness campaign aimed at improving water quality in the region.Buzz Pishkur, Director of Water Utilities, hopes the “Reverse Litter” campaign will raise public awareness about how...

Adoptable Pets Visit Arlington Farmer’s Market Saturday!

Interested in adopting a pet? Arlington Animal Services will be in attendance at the Downtown Farmer’s Market September 29, 2012 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm with shelter animals looking for a new forever homes.Representatives from the following city departments will be present at this event: Animal Services Water Utilities Municipal...

Prevent Utility Damage by Calling Before You Dig

There are millions of miles of underground utility lines in the United States.  These buried facilities, including gas, water, sewer, cable TV, high-speed Internet, landline telephone and electric, provide the services Americans depend on dailyEach year, more than 165,000 underground utility lines are unintentionally damaged nationwide...

May 6-12 is National Drinking Water Week

Low-Flow Showerhead Exchange Highlights Arlington Observances May 6-12 is National Drinking Water Week. The City of Arlington, in partnership with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), sponsors the annual celebration to increase public awareness of drinking water. The AWWA, with more than 60,000 members, is the...

Green Oaks 42-inch Water Transmission Line (Forest Bend Drive to San Mateo Court)

Who:               City of Arlington Water UtilitiesWhat:              Construction of 42-inch Water Transmission LineWhen:             Starting late February, 2012Where:            SW Green Oaks Boulevard from Forest Bend Drive to San Mateo CourtWhy:               To Improve Water Supply SystemThe 42-inch water transmission line is part of Arlington Water Utilities’ mission to invest...