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Water Conservation

The Lawn Whisperer – You can have a beautiful, healthy lawn and still save water. When you really listen to your lawn, it can tell you when it needs water and when it doesn’t. Visit the Lawn Whisperer’s Facebook page and learn how to talk to your lawn, too.

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.

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.

Do you know the Value of Water?

This September, Arlington Water Utilities is encouraging Arlington students to think about the valuable role water plays in their lives and in the environment with the Value of Water Coloring Contest. Students in pre-kindergarten and first through third grades are invited to enter the contest by illustrating their answer to the sentence “Because I have water, I can…” One winning entry will be chosen in five age categories (pre-k, kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd). Winning students and their teachers will each receive a collection of five water-themed books. Print your entry form here and turn it in at any Arlington Public Library location or River Legacy Living Science Center.

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