Category Archives: Water Utilities

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

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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

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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…

Arlington Water Utilities Awarded $300,000 Federal Grant for WaterSMART Project

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Arlington Water Utilities has been awarded a $300,000 federal grant that will help improve the City’s leak-detection capabilities and generate cost-savings related to water treatment, pumping and meter reading. The WaterSMART matching grant was awarded by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. The financial assistance is available for cities…

Three Ways to Drain Your Swimming Pool Correctly

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The City of Arlington’s Stormwater Management Division maintains the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System or storm drain system. It was designed to divert excess rainwater to the many creeks and streams found in the City of Arlington.  Because this system connects our streets, driveways and other impervious surfaces directly to our…

TPWA Names Arlington’s $3.2 Million Drainage Improvement as Project of the Year

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The Texas Public Works Association named the City of Arlington’s Royce Drive/Chimney Court Drainage Improvements Project as its Project of the Year. Project Manager Amy Cannon, a Stormwater Civil Engineer, received the award June 17 at the 2016 TPWA Annual Conference in McAllen. Six homes in the area had reported flooding due…

Floating Robot Helps Arlington Examine Underground Sewer Pipes, Identify Potential Problems

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A new robot exploring miles of Arlington’s underground sanitary sewer lines is outfitted with high-tech sensors designed to detect structural flaws and obstructions before they create expensive problems for the City. Fortunately, the nearly $500,000 device doesn’t also have a sense of smell. On Monday, Arlington Water Utilities engineers and UTA Civil…

Arlington Water Utilities Conducts Tabletop Exercise to Prepare for Emergency Scenarios

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The Arlington Water Utilities leadership team, in conjunction with the Arlington Fire Department Office of Emergency Management, recently conducted an Emergency Management Tabletop Exercise to help better plan for disasters and identify and address potential weaknesses. Arlington Water Utilities utilized subject matter experts from within its department as well as the…