Category Archives: Water Utilities

Construction Briefing Meeting Set Dec. 13 for Park Row Drive Channel Project

The City of Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation Department anticipates starting construction on the Park Row Drive Channel in January 2018. Improvements include reconstructing the drainage channel and renewal of sanitary sewer system. A construction briefing meeting is scheduled from 4:30 p. m. to 6:30 p. m. on December 13, 2017, in the…

Arlington Water Department Efficiency Lessens Rate Increases for 2018

Rates for water and sewer service in Arlington will change on Jan. 1, 2018, with an increase of about $4.34 a month, or 14 cents per day, for the average residential customer. Despite the increases, Arlington remains one of the lowest priced water and sanitary sewer service providers in North…

$4.2 Million Project Aims to Reduce Neighborhood Flooding along Perkins Road

Public Works and Transportation, in partnership with Water Utilities, has nearly completed a $4.2 million project to reduce neighborhood flooding and improve streets, water mains and sanitary sewer systems along a section of Perkins Road in West Arlington. The Laguna Vista Drainage Improvements project, which began in September 2016, aims to…

Wetlands Help Arlington Provide Safe, High-Quality Drinking Water

About 90 miles from Arlington, nature is helping ensure the city’s more than 380,000 residents have safe, high-quality drinking water. The George W. Shannon Wetlands near Corsicana was built by the Tarrant Regional Water District, Arlington’s raw water supplier, to help meet the growing demands for water in Tarrant County…

Acts of Kindness: Arlington Water Employees Raise Money for Hurricane Relief

When Arlington Water Utilities employee Juleah Sessom heard about the devastation Hurricane Harvey was causing, she wanted to help the victims. So, she and others at the Arlington Water Utilities South Service Center went right to work. The result was a biscuits and gravy breakfast on two dates for field operations…

Water Main Break Causes Temporary Matlock Road Lane Closures in Southeast Arlington

Arlington Water Utilities crews are working to repair a 42-inch water main break Saturday that closed a section of Matlock Road in Southeast Arlington and caused low water pressure for some residents and businesses in the area. The water main break happened at approximately 6 a. m. near Matlock Road and Nathan…

Value of Water Contest Draws Entries from More Than 500 Arlington Students

Arlington students showed their appreciation for water this fall in Arlington Water Utilities’ Value of Water coloring contest. More than 500 elementary school-aged kids entered the competition by completing the sentence “Because I have water, I can …” with an illustration. The entries demonstrated students are aware of how much…