Tag Archives: Put Technology to Work

Soak Up Some Sprinkler Knowledge at Upcoming DIY Sprinkler Expo

Before your lawn shrivels in the sun, learn how to use your sprinkler system to benefit the environment and your budget. All are welcome to attend the first-ever DIY Sprinkler Expo, hosted by the Tarrant Regional Water District and the cities of Arlington, Fort Worth, Frisco and Mansfield. The free event…

Spotlight Random Acts of Kindness in Community Through Ask Arlington App

Did a stranger lend a helping hand when you were stranded on the side of the road or surprise you by paying for your coffee or dinner? We want to hear about it! The City of Arlington is launching a new initiative aimed at promoting and showcasing kindness in our…

UTA, City of Arlington Partner to Protect Vital Water Utilities Infrastructure

A University of Texas at Arlington team will inspect 350 concrete manhole shafts for corrosion in the City of Arlington and develop a method to prioritize which manholes need protection from corrosion the most. Melanie Sattler, a UTA associate professor of civil engineering, is leading a UTA team that will evaluate…

Arlington is Home to First Tesla Supercharger Station in Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Arlington’s world-class Entertainment District is now even more electrifying. The city is home to Tesla’s first urban Supercharger station in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The station, which opened recently at the Arlington Convention Center, has 10 Superchargers available to the public 24 hours a day. The station, built by the City in…

Arlington Water Utilities Strengthens Infrastructure Using Technology

Arlington Water Utilities is joining leaders across the U. S. this week to raise awareness about the need for investing in critical infrastructure as part of National Infrastructure Week 2017. The national campaign is organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and other leading business and…

Arlington Water Utilities’ 2016 Water Quality Report Released

Arlington Water Utilities’ 2016 Water Quality Report went online Monday, May 1 to give residents details on how the public utility provides billions of gallons of safe, high-quality water throughout the year. The report, which is available at www. arlingtontx. gov/water/ccr, is filed each year with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Some…

UTA Students Use 3D Printer to Create Prosthetic Arm for 8-Year-Old Boy

Students are using 3D printers at the University of Texas at Arlington’s FabLab for more than just class projects. Some are using the state-of-the-art technology to help make dreams become reality for others. Recently, students there surprised 8-year-old Garrett Clark with a custom-built prosthetic arm created at the lab. Garrett Clark, who…

Latest ‘Put Technology to Work’ Newsletter: City Exploring Apps to Improve Drivers’ Commute

The Arlington City Council has identified “Put Technology to Work” as a priority. Technology is an essential aspect of daily life and has quite the impact on our organization, residents and businesses. It is also integral in achieving the City’s other four priorities: Invest in Our Economy, Support Quality Education, Enhance Regional…

Meet Sphero, the Arlington Public Library’s Newest Robots

The Arlington Public Library was awarded the Best Buy Community Development grant in 2016 and has used these funds to purchase 24 Sphero robots. Sphero robots look like no other robot you have ever seen; they are created by the same company who brought us the adorably personable BB-8 from the…

From Parks to Streets, City of Arlington Investing $169 Million in Infrastructure

From replacing bumpy neighborhood streets to building a new recreation center/branch library on the east side of town, the City of Arlington plans to invest more than $169 million in infrastructure over the coming year. The Arlington City Council adopted this year’s $68.8 million capital budget, $84.4 million water utility capital…