Arlington Water Utilities’ yearly Consumer Confidence Report is now available online for residents interested in learning more about the quality of their water, where it comes from and how it gets to their tap.The report is compiled each year as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and is available here: www.arlingtontx.gov/water/ccr. This year’s report has been expanded to include more information about the services provided by Arlington Water Utilities. Some of the information available in the report includes:
- Arlington water met or exceeded all federal and state standards for safety in 2017.
- Arlington Water Utilities treated more than 18 billion gallons of water in 2017 at the John F. Kubala and Pierce-Burch Water Treatment Plants. To maintain the highest safety standards, Water Utilities lab staff collected 7,327 samples and performed 16,829 tests in 2017.
- Arlington has made significant improvements in the past few years limiting how much water is lost to main breaks and unauthorized consumption. The department’s water loss percentage dropped from 12.75 percent in 2014 to 6.65 percent in 2017. The decrease has resulted in significant cost savings in raw water, chemical, and electrical costs.
The Arlington Water Utilities laboratory staff are available to answer residents water quality questions throughout the year. Answers to some of the most common inquiries also are included the 2017 Water Quality Report. Reports from the previous five years are available online at www.arlingtontx.gov/water/water-quality-questions. For printed copies of the report, contact the laboratory at 817-575-8984. A Spanish version is available at www.arlingtontx.gov/water/ccre.During the week of May 6-12, utilities throughout the United States will celebrate Drinking Water Week. The American Water Works Association and its members have recognized the event for more than 40 years as an opportunity to communicate the vital role water plays in our daily lives. This year’s theme is “Protect the Source.” For more information, visit www.drinktap.org.