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Water Conservation

Arlington Water Utilities encourages students to consider the Value of Water with an annual coloring contest in September. Click here to download copy of the 2018 entry form.

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. To view Arlington’s most recent Water Conservation Plan, click here. 

Do your sprinklers need a check-up?

In response to increased water use this summer, Arlington Water Utilities is providing a limited number of FREE sprinkler system evaluations for Arlington residents. When you sign up, a local licensed irrigation specialist will perform a 45 minute evaluation  of your sprinkler system to check to see how it is operating and provide recommendations for improvements.  This program is not a sales pitch for additional contracting services and you will be under no pressure to make specific changes.

To participate, email your name and address to or call 817-275-5931. You will be provided a number to contact to set up a convenient time for the evaluation.

Join Us at Fall 2018 Events

Arlington Water Utilities will host a Bagels & Barrels: Rain Barrel Class from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. , Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library – 100 S. Center St. This class is hands on “DIY” and each participant can take home a barrel(s) at $50 each. Pre-payment is required. Click here to register and begin saving from a rainy day.

Click here for a list of other events this fall with our educational outreach partners the Arlington Public Library and River Legacy Living Science Center. To register online for upcoming Arlington Library classes, click here. 

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

City code prohibits irrigation of lawns and landscape between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, with exceptions for hand watering and the use of soaker hoses.. The ordinance also requires that all irrigation systems installed after Jan. 1, 2007 be equipped with an rain and freeze sensor.  To learn more, visit the City of Code of Ordinance page, Water and Sewer chapter, section 4.27. 

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.

Be more water wise

Visit Tarrant Regional Water District’s Water Is Awesome website for tips on saving water indoors and outdoors. Click on the image at the left or type into your browser. Click here for a list of additional water conservation resources.