Consumer Confidence Report Water Quality Report-2017-ENG
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
Mixing Coagulation Sedimentation
Distribution disinfection (Chloramine)
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