Category Archives: Water Utilities

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…

$21.7 Million Residential Street Rebuild Bond Program Nearly Complete

The Arlington Public Works and Transportation Department is proud to announce that road improvements being made under the 2014 Residential Rebuild program are nearing completion. To reconstruct the greatest number of roadways in the shortest amount of time possible, this $21.7 million project was split into four phases. In addition to…

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,…

What to Know: Davis Pressure Plane Phase I on Pace for Spring Completion

Phase I of Arlington Water Utilities’ Davis Pressure Plane Project – which is primarily located along South Davis Drive, between West Park Row Drive and UTA Boulevard – is on schedule to finish in spring 2019. Here’s what has been accomplished so far and what students and faculty returning to…

Lane Closures Announced for Eden Road/New York Avenue Realignment

The realignment of New York Avenue and Eden Road to connect with TxDOT’s new SH 360 Tollway in southeast Arlington is approaching completion. Construction started in January 2018 on the $5.7 million bond project, which was approved by Arlington voters in 2014. The realignment is a necessary step in City’s long-range…