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Water Conservation

The City of Arlington’s conservation program is part of a regional effort to help plan for future water supply needs and meet the requirements of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Texas Water Development Board.

Arlington Water Utilities encourages students to consider the Value of Water with an annual coloring contest in September.

Make your yard water efficient

Classes this spring will help residents learn more about how to boost the water efficiency of their outdoor spaces. The classes, which start March 22, are co-sponsored by Arlington Water Utilities and Tarrant Regional Water District, the City’s wholesale water provider. Other program partners include the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association and the Arlington Public Library. Click here to register for a class at the library. 

Arlington Water also is hosting a rain barrel making class 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 8 at River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard. Click here to register and pre-pay the $50 to take home your own rain barrel. Pre-payment is required.

Do your sprinklers need a check-up?

As part of a long-range water conservation effort to reduce water use, Arlington Water Utilities and the Tarrant Regional Water District, our water supplier, are offering a limited number of free sprinkler system check-ups for Arlington residents. Click here to find out more.

Is your bill higher than expected?

Summer months are when Arlington residents use the most water, whether they are filling swimming pools or irrigating lawns. We know some water use can come as a surprise. Here are some common causes of unexpected usage and online resources to help.

Watering Nixed 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Year Round

Except for hand watering and the use of soaker hoses, it shall be unlawful for any person to irrigate, water, or cause or permit the irrigation or watering of any lawn or landscape located on premises owned, leased, or managed by that person between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Drip-Irrigated Plants Save Water

Studies have established that a square foot of grass needs 72 gal/year (272.5 L/yr) to survive while a drip-irrigated plant suited to the climate needs only 17 gal/yr (64 L/yr), a savings of 55 gal/yr (208 L/yr) for each square foot of grass sod replaced.

Irrigation Rules

As mandated by the Texas Legislature, the City of Arlington recently approved Ordinance 08-108 creating a landscape irrigation program that includes permitting, minimum design standards, and inspections for all new and expanded lawn irrigation systems. Learn more

Conservation Planning vs. Drought Management

Although a water conservation and drought management plan may appear to be the same, there are differences between the plans that benefit the community and region when put into practice. Learn more

WaterSense: an E.P.A. Partnership Program

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Texas SmartScape®

Provides design, care and search tools that are “Smart” for North Central Texas Learn more

Kids Corner

Save Water, Nothing Can Replace It

The Tarrant Regional Water District, water supplier for the City of Arlington, has developed a web site devoted to conservation education Learn more

Water Conservation Ordinance

Water Conservation Tips