All posts by Traci Peterson

Sewer Line Repair Agreement Yields Savings for Arlington Residents

A one-year-old agreement with Service Line Warranties of America is delivering the expected cost savings for Arlington Water Utilities customers. Arlington Water and Service Line Warranties signed an agreement last year for the company to begin managing repairs to sanitary sewer laterals in the public right-of-way in October 2015. The purpose…

Residents Contribute Thousands of Dollars for Charitable Causes Through Water Bill

Arlington residents have given almost $130,000 to charitable causes over the past four years while paying their Arlington Water Utilities bill in person, by mail or online. The Partnerships for Arlington multiple donations program was established in 2005. It allows citizens to make donations through water utilities billing on a one…

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

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 made possible by a…

Arlington Water Utilities, Police Department Provide Fun Challenges for Salvation Army Event

Arlington Water Utilities and the Arlington Police Department provided two of the 10 challenges for The MOST Amazing Race Saturday, a fast-paced event that raised money for The  Salvation Army’s programs in the Arlington/Mansfield Area. Challenges were physical – sit-ups and other exercises with the police and installing water meters with water…

FOCUS 287 Strategic Plan Defines Long-Term Vision for U.S. 287 Corridor

FOCUS 287, a new US 287 Corridor Strategic Plan adopted by the Arlington City Council, defines a long-term vision for the area that includes future growth and reinvestment in existing neighborhoods and businesses. The plan to create a one-of-a-kind destination also incorporates natural spaces, rural character and lower density neighborhoods valued…

Young Robot Enthusiasts Compete in 2nd Annual GEAR Tournament

Weeks of planning, practice and patience paid off for young robotics enthusiasts Saturday, May 7 at the Get Excited About Robotics, or GEAR, tournament hosted by the Arlington Public Library. The teams, about 20 in all, started building their NXT and EV3 LEGO Mindstorm robots in March. Each team is composed…