Category Archives: Water Utilities

Sprinkler Evaluations Save Arlington Homeowners Water and Money

A sprinkler system that is not working as efficiently as possible impacts water usage and bills. In a hot, dry summer – like North Texas experienced in 2018 – sprinkler maintenance or operating issues can become even more costly. To help Arlington residents use water efficiently, Arlington Water Utilities and Tarrant…

National Competition Recognizes Arlington Fire Department, Water Utilities

The Arlington Fire Department and Fire Chief Don Crowson recently received a Route Fifty 2018 Navigator Award for the Community Paramedic Program. Route Fifty is a digital publication dedicated to covering innovation in best practices in state and local government. The Navigator Awards, which are divided into five categories, honor innovative individuals…

Arlington Seeks Public Input on 2017 Residential Rebuild Project at Nov. 14 Meeting

The City of Arlington is seeking input from residents about Phase II of the 2017 Residential Rebuild project. A design public meeting will be held from 6 p. m. to 7 p. m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in [re]Brary Room A on the first floor of the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, 100 S.…

Keep Your Sewer Charges Lower by Using Less Water This Winter

Each year, Arlington Water Utilities averages every residential customer’s water usage during the fall and winter to establish a maximum wastewater charge for the following October through September. It is also known as Average Winter Consumption (AWC). That process starts in November. Here’s what you need to know. How is AWC…

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…