Arlington water customers should be aware that crews are currently working on six water main breaks in the following locations:
- W. Pleasant Ridge Rd. near Pleasant Oaks Ct. (42-inch water main)
- W. Green Oaks Blvd. near W. Pleasant Ridge Rd.
- W. Pleasant Ridge Rd. near Sangre Trail
- Waterview Dr. near W. Green Oaks Blvd.
- Tennessee Trail near W. Sublett Rd.
- Mintwood Place near Ann Drive
Some Arlington water customers, primarily near I-20, should expect to experience outages while the repair process is underway.“Water usage has increased this summer, which means the pressure in our system also increases as we pump more water,” said Water Utilities Director Buzz Pishkur. “The higher pressure sometimes causes breaks in the pipes that are most vulnerable. However, our crews are actively working on these breaks.”The first step in repairing the water main includes City of Arlington crews “valving down” some areas to isolate the location of the break.Pishkur is pleased with the way the City’s new valve operating system is helping the Water Utilities Department identify the valves quickly and efficiently operate them to minimize water loss.Customers should expect the overall distribution system to gradually move back to normal operations within the next eight hours.Traffic is expected to be impacted while crews work on these repairs. We will continue to provide updates as new information is made available.