Category Archives: Water Utilities

City, UTA Engineers Use High-Tech Tools to Evaluate Sewer Pipelines

Articles UTA 12-01-15

After decades of ferrying water and wastewater, drought, floods and changing soil conditions, sewer lines can begin to crack and fail. This happens across the country and Arlington is no exception. Replacing them all would cost millions. But leading civil engineers from The University of Texas at Arlington’s Center for Structural…

Arlington Reminds Residents to Cease the Grease This Thanksgiving

Articles Water 11-16-15

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, Eco Man and Arlington Water Utilities want to remind residents to prevent backed-up sanitary sewers and clogged pipes by properly disposing of fats, oils and grease. Residents should not place meat fats, cooking oil, butter- and margarine-based goods, or dairy products down drains and garbage…

Notice to Residents: Arlington Water Utilities Routine Monitoring Violation

Articles Resident Notice 11-04-15

Starting the first week of November, Arlington Water Utilities (“AWU”) is mailing a notice to its customers concerning the number of bacteriological samples collected in August 2015. This notice will be mailed throughout November. This notice outlines a technical violation of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality sample collection rules…

Arlington Partners with SLWA for Sewer Line Repair Program

Articles Water 10-20-15

The City of Arlington’s Water Utilities Department has hired Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) to make repairs to  sewer lines located in the public right-of-way (ROW), as well as provide an optional, affordable warranty program to cover the costs of repairs on private lines for which the homeowner is…

City Council Approves Brown Blvd. Sewer Renewal, Road Surface Replacement

Articles Public Works 09-21-15

Arlington City Council has approved a contract with Gra-Tex Utilities of Arlington to work on the water and sanitary sewer main renewal along Brown Boulevard between Ballpark Way and North Watson Road (SH 360). The project was approved at the most recent City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. The funding…

Dry Weather Conditions Impacting Water Usage in Arlington

Articles Water 09-16-15

During the Arlington City Council’s Sept.15 meeting, Director of Water Utilities Buzz Pishkur made a presentation that addressed multiple customer concerns about summer consumption. Pishkur noted that during the summer months, water usage generally goes up, which means people will have higher bills. However, July and August of 2015 were unusually dry months…