Consumer Confidence Report Water Quality Report-2016-ENG
A r l i n g to n Wat e r U t i l i t i e s
Water Quality Report
Your water, our responsibility
Arlington Water Utilities takes pride in
meeting or exceeding all federal and state
guidelines. The water sent to Arlington
residents, businesses and visitors is treated
at the state-of-the-art Pierce-Burch and the
John F. Kubala Water Treatment Plants.
Ozone is used as the primary disinfectant.
Aluminum sulfate and a cationic polymer
are added to help dirt and other particles
clump together and settle out during
treatment. The water is then filtered through
granular activated carbon beds to remove
smaller particles and substances that are
dissolved in the water. The water is treated
with chloramine (chlorine and ammonia)
as it enters the pipe system. Chloramine is a
disinfectant that keeps the water safe on its
way to your faucet.
In 2015, the Arlington City Council
approved an 18-month, $14 million
equipment upgrade at the treatment plants.
Arlington Water Utilities tests drinking
water at over 120 taps all over the city each
month. In 2016, the laboratory collected
about 5,000 samples and performed about
22,350 tests monitoring 144 analytes. This
report contains data collected from Jan. 1,
2016 through Dec. 31, 2016, unless another
time frame is noted.
Where does Arlington
drinking water come from?
Arlington gets its water for
treatment from the Tarrant Regional
Water District. The water comes from
four reservoirs - Cedar Creek, Richland-
Chambers, Lake Arlington and Lake
Health information for Special Populations
Raw water pump station
Mixing Coagulation Sedimentation Secondary
water treatment process
You may be more vulnerable than the general population
to certain microbial contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium, in
drinking water. Infants, some elderly or immuno-compromised
persons such as those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer; those
who have undergone organ transplants; those who are undergoing
treatment with steroids and people with HIV/AIDS or other immune
system disorders can be particularly at risk from infections. You
should seek advice about drinking water from your health care
provider. Additional guidelines on appropriate means to lessen
the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium are available from the Safe
Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
Este informe incluye información importante sobre su agua potable, si necesita ayuda para entender esta información por favor llame al 817-575-8984.
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