Tag Archives: Stormwater

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…

When Caring for Lawns and Gardens, Help Keep Our Local Waterways Clean and Healthy

It’s springtime and many residents are beginning to work in their yards and gardens. Therefore it’s time to remind our residents 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 and…

New ‘Flood Safety’ Art Contest Announced for Arlington 3rd Graders

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 inaugural “Turn Around Don’t Drown” art contest, which runs through April 28, 2017, is part of the City’s outreach…

Arlington Receives $879,000 Federal Grant to Reduce Home Flooding

The City of Arlington is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). This FEMA-funded grant is administered by the Texas Division of Emergency Management.  The grant project includes the purchase and demolition of six homes located within the Sublett Creek floodplain,…

Three Ways to Drain Your Swimming Pool Correctly

The City of Arlington’s Stormwater Management Division maintains the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System or storm drain system. It was designed to divert excess rainwater to the many creeks and streams found in the City of Arlington.  Because this system connects our streets, driveways and other impervious surfaces directly to our…

TPWA Names Arlington’s $3.2 Million Drainage Improvement as Project of the Year

The Texas Public Works Association named the City of Arlington’s Royce Drive/Chimney Court Drainage Improvements Project as its Project of the Year. Project Manager Amy Cannon, a Stormwater Civil Engineer, received the award June 17 at the 2016 TPWA Annual Conference in McAllen. Six homes in the area had reported flooding due…