All posts by Traci Peterson

Sprinkler Evaluations Save Arlington Homeowners Water and Money

A sprinkler system that is not working as efficiently as possible impacts water usage and bills. In a hot, dry summer – like North Texas experienced in 2018 – sprinkler maintenance or operating issues can become even more costly. To help Arlington residents use water efficiently, Arlington Water Utilities and Tarrant…

Keep Your Sewer Charges Lower by Using Less Water This Winter

Each year, Arlington Water Utilities averages every residential customer’s water usage during the fall and winter to establish a maximum wastewater charge for the following October through September. It is also known as Average Winter Consumption (AWC). That process starts in November. Here’s what you need to know. How is AWC…

Arlington Water Utilities Completes Lead and Copper Testing 

Arlington Water Utilities recently completed required lead and copper tap water testing and the news is great for residents. Results gathered this summer showed zero samples reading above the EPA-mandated action level for lead or copper. The City is required under federal and state regulation to collect lead and copper analysis samples every three years and submit them to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). In…

Arlington Water’s Value of Water Contest Draws 516 Entries

More than 500 Arlington students entered this year’s Arlington Water Utilities Value of Water Coloring Contest, which concluded on Oct. 1. Six winners, in grades pre-k through 4th grade, will be recognized Oct. 16 at the Arlington City Council meeting. Each entry completed the sentence “Because I have water, I can…

Arlington Kicks Off Water Main Renewal Project Near Collins and Arkansas

An Arlington Water Utilities water main renewal project scheduled to begin this week will lead to the replacement of about 25,000 feet, or five miles, of aging water mains near Collins Street and Arkansas Lane.Under a contract approved by the Arlington City Council, Murphy Pipeline Contractors will use a trenchless…

Arlington Water Utilities Helps Students and Families Become More Water Wise

More than 650 Arlington ISD fifth graders received lessons and activities in ways to become more water efficient during the 2017-2018 school year, along with tools to make a difference in their homes. The WaterWise program is an annual partnership between Arlington Water Utilities and Tarrant Regional Water District that distributes…

Arlington Water Utilities Expands Sprinkler Check-Up Program

An irrigation system that isn’t working efficiently because of broken spray heads or an out-of-whack controller can make summer water bills worse.  Arlington Water Utilities wants to help. So, the City is expanding the free sprinkler system audits it offers each year by adding additional certified irrigation specialists. Starting this week,…