Category Archives: Water Utilities

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…

Arlington Water Utilities Sees High Use, Encourages Residents to be Water Wise

Arlington Water Utilities customers used an average of 75 million gallons a day in  June, nearly 30 percent more water on average than in June 2017. It’s a  trend that’s not surprising given the recent hot, dry weather. The good news is Lake Arlington and the East Texas reservoirs that supply…

Arlington Water Encourages Efficient Irrigation This Summer

With summer in full swing, Arlington residents may be wondering about the best way to use their sprinkler systems to keep lawns healthy. Arlington Water Utilities can help. July is the national Irrigation Association’s Smart Irrigation Month. So, it’s a great time to explore ways to use water efficiently while you…

City of Arlington Names New Water Utilities Director

Water Utilities Director Craig Cummings

The City of Arlington named its new Water Utilities director today, promoting Assistant Director Craig Cummings to the leadership role. Cummings, with decades of experience in the water utilities industry, has served as the assistant director of water treatment for Arlington since 2014. After a nationwide search, Cummings’ extensive experience and…

Arlington Water Embraces Technology, Begins In-House Pipe-Bursting

Two recent Arlington Water Utilities projects are demonstrating the value created by trenchless water main replacements and gaining attention from communities interested in following Arlington’s lead. The two main renewal projects were planned in areas for Arlington’s water distribution system with a history of water main breaks. In early June, Arlington…