Consumer Confidence Report Water Quality Report 2014

Every Drop is Beautiful Save Water. Nothing Can Replace It. 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. With reservoir levels decreasing and water capacity below normal, the City of Arlington is asking residents and businesses to comply with City ordinances and use water wisely. The City of Arlington appreciates your commitment to conserving water and we encourage you to save water and money by changing your water use habits today. For more water conservation tips, visit www. Why do I see water being discharged from the fire hydrants? The practice of opening a fire hydrant and letting the water run for several minutes is known as flushing. This practice improves water quality and ensures you are getting the freshest, highest quality water to your home. Build- up of sediment can occur in pipelines and flushing can help minimize any discoloration or sediment in your water. If you notice sediment or discoloration in your water, try letting the tap run for several minutes. If this does not clear up the issue, please notify the water department. Arlington wins best tasting water in Texas In March 2015, Arlington won Best Tasting Surface Water in Texas at the Texas Water Utilities Association’s annual school contest. Arlington also won Best Tasting Surface Water in May 2014 at the TWUA North Central Texas Regional contest. Surface water, which is used in Arlington and most urban communities, is water that originates from lakes, rivers and streams. Arlington Water Utilities 2014 City of Arlington Laboratory Services group 2014 Water Quality Report For more information: Water Quality:...................................817-575-8984 Laboratory Services water sample requests, water quality questions or water quality problems. If you have questions concerning this brochure, ask for the laboratory. Customer Services:.............................817-275-5931 Open new or transfer account, billing inquiries, water conservation, water and sewer rates. Emergency Water, and Sewer Services (24 hours):...................817-459-5900 Service interruptions, water leaks, sewer problems Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD):................................817-237-8585 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ):..................................512-239-1000 To participate in decisions concerning water: Attend the Arlington City Council meetings, held on the 2 nd and 4 th Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber located at City Hall, 101 West Abram Street. Meeting schedule is posted online at To view City Council Agenda or to watch a City Council meeting webcast, please visit Visit our website at: Este informe incluye información importante sobre su agua potable, si necesita ayuda para entender esta información por favor llame al 817-575-8984. Ban bao cao nay bao gom nhung thong tin can biet ve nuoc uong. Moi chi tiet va thac mac xin lien lac 817-575-8984. Photography: Front cover, Texas Department of Wildlife; All other photos, City of Arlington staff. Arlington’s Water treatment plants can produce 172.5 million gallons per day. Published May 2015