Tag Archives: Stormwater

Arlington Working to Help Residents Save Money on Flood Insurance Premiums

Arlington residents can save money on their flood insurance premiums thanks to the efforts led by the City’s Public Works and Transportation Department. Starting now, Arlington residents who have homes in a floodplain designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can receive an additional 5%, up to a maximum of…

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Information Available May 1 at Woodland West Library

Arlington residents are invited to learn more about how to prevent stormwater pollution and minimize the impact on local waterways at a free presentation Tuesday, May 1 at the Woodland West Branch Library. The Public Works and Transportation Department’s Environmental Education Specialist Melissa Walker is offering the Stormwater Pollution Prevention presentation…

Read These 6 Tips Before Working in Your Yard and Garden This Spring

It is springtime and many residents are beginning to work in their yards and gardens.  Therefore, it’s time to remind our community that common landscape practices and the overuse of pesticides and fertilizers can harm our local waterways. As spring rains flow over yards and impervious surfaces like driveways, streets, roofs…

Deadline Approaching for ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown’ Art Contest

The City of Arlington’s 2nd annual “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” art contest ends March 30, 2018. This contest, open to all third graders who live in Arlington, was implemented to encourage our residents and students to learn how to stay safe during a flood. People may not realize that as little as…

Protect Your Property: Learn about Flood Risks, Responsible Building and More

The Stormwater Management Division of the Public Works and Transportation Department is announcing a monthly presentation program to inform our residents about Flood Safety Topics and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Methods. Topics will include flood insurance, property protection, common urban pollutants, building responsibly and much more. Beginning in February, the Stormwater Education…

2nd Annual ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown’ Art Contest Now Open

Get out your art supplies, it’s contest time! The Public Works and Transportation Department invites third graders from across the city to help raise public awareness about flood safety through art. The 2nd annual “Turn Around Don’t Drown” art contest, which kicks off January 8 and runs through March 31, 2018,…

$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…

$3.1 Million Improvement Project Underway Near Rocky Canyon, North Cooper

The project currently underway along Rocky Canyon Road is being constructed to address drainage issues in the neighborhood generally bounded by Rocky Canyon to the north, North Cooper Street to the east, and Stafford Drive to the south and west. The City of Arlington has received numerous complaints over the…

May 22-26 Declared Texas Flood Awareness Week

While dangerous floods and flash floods are possible throughout the year, they have a higher frequency during spring and summer thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes.  Intense rainfall or slow-moving storms that track over the same areas can cause a rapid rise of water and flash floods can develop within minutes. Both…