Meet the New Director of Arlington Water Utilities
I am pleased to announce the selection of Walter “Buzz” Pishkur as the City’s new Director of Water Utilities.
Buzz has extensive experience working for and managing public and private water utilities. He was the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Inter-State Water Company in Danville, IL from 1986-1992. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer at Aqua Ohio, Inc., the largest water utility company in the state of Ohio, for 17 years.
In 2008, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Forum Health, Inc. The healthcare system was comprised of two acute care hospitals, one rehabilitation hospital, and two ambulatory care center. Most recently, Buzz has been Director of Business Development at United Water in Harrington Park, NJ.
We were pleased to have been able to attract someone with the extensive utility management experience that Buzz has. We have an excellent water utility system in Arlington, and we know that Buzz will bring his considerable expertise to our continuous efforts to improve operations.
Buzz has a bachelor’s degree in business from Ohio State University, and he received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the American Water Works Association and has been active with the National Rural Water Association and the National Association of Water Companies.
His first day was Monday, October 29, 2012.
City of Arlington
Springtime is here and in full bloom. The Arlington Water Utilities
Department is working diligently to achieve our commitment to our
citizens with extraordinarily great customer service. I want to
personally thank all of you for jobs well done. Your continued
positive work ethic and unbounded enthusiasm has greatly assisted me
as your new Director - Walter “Buzz” Pishkur.
Arlington Water Utilities is a respected and trusted leader in the
water industry. We have established a reputation for providing
great-tasting water to our citizens. For more than 35 years the
American Water Works Association and its members have celebrated
Drinking Water Week – a unique opportunity for both water
professionals and the communities they serve to join together in
recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Please
join AWWA as we celebrate water! Keep checking back for updates
about this event and others on our city portal.
2013 Kicks off with:
Lake Arlington Clean Up was on April 6th
from 8am to Noon.
The pharmaceutical Take Back Event is on (April 27).
The Police will be collecting unused and unwanted
The annual United Way Campaign. (April 22 – May 10).
The National Drinking Water Week will be (May 5-11).
Get More Helpful Tips for Saving Water Year-Round
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.
www.SaveArlingtonWater.com for more water conservation tips.
For more information about this message, send us an e-mail at
call 817-459-6600. Together, we can ensure a reliable water
supply for future generations.
Watering Nixed Ten to Six Year-Round
Year-Round Watering Restrictions 10am - 6pm
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 10:00AM and 6:00PM.
and Freeze Sensor Requirements
(1) Effective January 1, 2007 all irrigation systems
installed within the City must be equipped with rain and freeze
sensors in number and type established and published by the Director
of Utilities. This requirement applies
to all commercial and residential properties.
(2) Any irrigation system installed before January 1, 2007, may not be
operated after March 4, 2007 without being equipped with rain and
freeze sensors in number and type established and published by the
Director of Utilities. This retrofitting
requirement does not apply to a
single family residential or duplex property, or an individually metered townhome or condominium unit.
The above amendments were approved by City Council on November 28,
2006. Violations of the ordinance can result in fines up to
Water Utility Payment Locations
Authorized Arlington Water
Utility bill payment locations will accept cash, check, or money
orders at participating Fidelity Express Pay Stations.