Category Archives: Water Utilities

Articles Traffic 07-21-14

Traffic Alert: Construction on Indian Trail to Begin August 6

City of Arlington contractors will begin work August 6  to construct a sanitary sewer on a section of road in the 3400 block of Indian Trail. The road will be completely closed during construction, meaning drivers will need to find alternate routes. Weather permitting, all work is scheduled to be completed within 60 days. Click here to view the road closure map.

Articles Water 07-21-14

City Urges Residents to Prevent Water Contamination

As summer heats up, City of Arlington Water Utilities is urging residents to keep their water clean by preventing cross connections and backflow. A cross connection is a connection between the drinking water supply and substances which could contaminate the drinking water supply. Backflow is when a contaminant is sucked or pushed back into the drinking water supply due to changes in water pressure. “The most common cross connection is a garden hose dropped into a swimming pool or bucket of chemicals,” says Chad McGowan, Utilities Environmental Analyst with Arlington Water Utilities, “Sprayers which mix pesticides or soap with water Read more…

Stage One Drought Restrictions Still in Effect

Arlington is currently under Stage 1 Drought Water restrictions because the overall water supply system is below 75% and drought conditions are expected to persist over the summer. The goal of Stage 1 is to prohibit non-essential water use and save 5% of current consumption through savings from outdoor irrigation. It is estimated that 50 to 60 percent of all water use during the summer months is attributed to outdoor irrigation, which represents an area of significant and practical water savings potential. To meet the 5 percent water savings goal, mandatory drought restrictions to prohibit non-essential water use include: Two day allowable Read more…

Pledge to Doo The Right Thing!

Did you know scooping up your dog’s waste can make a difference in stormwater pollution? Now you can do your part. The North Central Texas Council of Government’s (NCTCOG) Public Education Task Force is asking residents in the Arlington area to take the Pledge to Doo the Right Thing! Part of their campaign includes the 2015 Cutest Dog Competition, a calendar featuring 12 dogs submitted by pet owners pledging to D00 the Right Thing and clean up The City of Arlington invites all city residents to raise awareness of the effects of Pet Waste on our community’s water quality by taking the Read more…

Traffic Update: South Bowen Road

Latest update as of Tuesday, May 27 at 5:00 p.m. – Bowen Road has completely reopened and returned to routine traffic.   Here is the latest on the water leak repair on South Bowen Road (as of Friday, May 23 at 11:30 a.m.): According to the Water Utilities Department, crews finished backfilling and compaction Thursday night.  At the moment, the one lane north and one lane south will remain open. Beginning this morning, the concrete contractor began saw cutting and forming for placing concrete on the repairs of the road later today. The high yield concrete material will allow us to Read more…

Water Main Break Repair Impacts South Bowen Road Traffic

Water Utilities crews are making progress on the 16-inch water main break repair currently underway near the intersection of Bowen Road and West Pleasant Ridge in Arlington. Crews are conducting density tests for compaction and moisture as they complete the backfill process. This compaction is taking longer than previous repairs of breaks. While this is taking place, the plan is to begin removing the detour to Cooper Street and open one lane south and one lane north on Bowen Road to allow traffic. The City’s traffic barricade contractor will continue this traffic control  until 4:00 p.m. Thursday. Crews will continue Read more…

Arlington Wins 2014 Best Tasting Water Contest

  Arlington’s water has once again been recognized for being among the best tasting in the biz, following a win in the “best tasting surface water” category at the North Central Texas Regional School Best Tasting Water contest, sponsored by the North Texas Laboratory Analyst Section of the Texas Water Utilities Association. The competition was held at the TWUA’s North Central Texas Regional School, an industry professional development event being held May 12-16 at UT Arlington. Winners were selected on the basis of a flavor profile analysis conducted by a panel of judges during a blind taste test. Surface water, Read more…

Register Today for Water-Efficient Property Management Class

The City of Arlington is hosting a workshop to help property managers learn how to conserve water. What: “Water-Efficient Property Management” When: Thursday, May 15, 3-5 p.m. Where: Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St. Cost: FREE Homeowners are learning how to conserve a precious Texas resource – water – in many ways, sharing cost-saving information with family members and friends.  But what happens on a larger scale when property managers need to monitor and control water use and costs? This two-hour workshop will answer questions and provide ideas about that subject. This workshop is being presented by the Texas A&M Read more…

Stage 1 Drought Watering Restrictions Still in Effect

The City of Arlington implemented Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Management Plan last June in response to Tarrant Regional Water District’s (TRWD) decision to begin watering restrictions.  Lake levels have not recovered over the last year because of below average rainfall.  Today, the overall water supply system is close to 70 percent capacity and drought conditions are expected to persist in North Texas with summer temperatures and increased evaporation rates imminent. Arlington, along with the cities of Fort Worth and Mansfield, and the Trinity River Authority, purchases wholesale raw water from TRWD. The combined storage capacity Read more…

Beautify Your Yard with Water Conserving Plants

The City of Arlington, Texas SmartScape, The Home Depot and Weston Gardens have partnered to offer Arlington residents special deals and great savings on select varieties of low-water-use plants that will thrive in the Texas heat. Head over to the Home Depot located at 201 Road to Six Flags on May 3 for a special plant fair where you can save money on select native and adaptive plants. You can also chat with a master gardener, plant expert or irrigation specialist to get ideas and tips for landscaping in North Texas. Bring your kids, there will be fun for the Read more…