Category Archives: Water Utilities

Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

Properly dispose of prescription and over-the-counter drugs this weekend during National Drug Take-BackThis weekend, the City of Arlington is participating in a National Drug Take-Back initiative. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) encourages governments all across the country to be available for people to properly dispose of unused and unwanted prescription…

Prevent Utility Damage by Calling Before You Dig

There are millions of miles of underground utility lines in the United States.  These buried facilities, including gas, water, sewer, cable TV, high-speed Internet, landline telephone and electric, provide the services Americans depend on dailyEach year, more than 165,000 underground utility lines are unintentionally damaged nationwide and one in three…

May 6-12 is National Drinking Water Week

Free Low-Flow Showerhead Exchange in Arlington. May 6-12 is National Drinking Water Week. The City of Arlington, in partnership with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), sponsors the annual celebration to increase public awareness of drinking water. The AWWA, with more than 60,000 members, is the oldest and largest nonprofit…

Prescription Drug Collection Event is April 28

Arlington residents can safely dispose of any unused prescription medications at the National Prescription Take-Back Initiative on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.  The event is conducted in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), which will ultimately discard whatever medications the city collects. There will be…

Mayors Join Forces for Regional Water Conservation Plan

Watering lawns twice a week may no longer be a drought-related restriction. It could very well be a permanent fixture. Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Irving Mayor Beth Van on Wednesday publicly and ceremoniously put their support behind the maximum twice-per-week watering…