Consumer Confidence Report Water Quality Report-2017-ENG

R UTILIT I E AT 2017 A R L I N G TO N WAT E R U T I L I T I E S Water Quality Report Water for Your Life Arlington Water Utilities takes pride in meeting or exceeding all federal and state requirements for water quality. The story of how that water gets to homes, schools, and businesses starts at the source. The reservoir or “surface water” is treated at Arlington’s state-of-the-art Pierce-Burch and 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 dissolved substances. It is treated with chloramine (chlorine and ammonia) as it enters storage. Chloramine is a disinfectant that keeps the water safe on its way to your faucet. Arlington Water plans to update and improve several systems at the John F. Kubala and Pierce-Burch Treatment Plants over the next two years, including high service pumps, filters, chemical processes, and electrical systems. New laboratory and maintenance buildings are also planned. To make these projects as cost effective as possible, the City has pursued and received several Texas Water Development Board-administered low-interest loans and grants since 2014. Health information for special populations 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). 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 Benbrook. water treatment process Raw water pump station Reservoirs Pre-Ozonation Clearwell storage Mixing Coagulation Sedimentation chamber basin basin Filters Secondary Distribution disinfection (Chloramine) Primary disinfection (Ozone) 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.