Drinking Water Week and Best Tasting Water Award Recognition in Arlington
By Reginald Lewis - Office of Communication
Posted on May 04, 2015, May 04, 2015

In honor of National Drinking Water Week, which runs May 3-9, the City of Arlington in partnership with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), is sponsoring the annual celebration to increase public awareness of drinking water. The AWWA, with more than 60,000 members, is the oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to safe water in North America.

National Drinking Water Week is a time to reflect and appreciate the value high-quality tap water provides for our community including public health and fire protection, support for the economy and quality of life.

In Arlington, the recognition included a proclamation from city leaders on April 27.

Recently, Arlington "s water was recognized for being among the best tasting in the state. The city won the "Best Tasting Surface Water in Texas "award during the the 2015 Texas Water Utilities Association "s Best Tasting Water Contest held in Corpus Christi.

"The City of Arlington "s water treatment team continues to do an excellent job, and we were honored to receive this prestigious award, "said Buzz Pishkur, Director of the Water Utilities Department. "The team has reaffirmed its recognized position as a leader in producing high quality and aesthetically pleasing water.

Each citizen of our community is called upon to help protect our waterways from pollution and to practice water conservation measures. To help, Arlington Water Utilities is conducting a high-efficiency showerhead exchange during Drinking Water Week.

How to Get a Free Low-Flow Showerhead: Visit the Water South Service Center at 1100 SW Green Oaks Blvd. or the Customer Service Center in City Hall at 101 W. Abram St. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, May 4, through Friday, May 8, to receive free high-efficiency showerheads on a first-come, first-serve basis. Customers must bring their old showerhead in order to receive a free replacement. Limit two showerheads per household. High-efficiency showerheads provide a great shower and can help reduce energy and water usage by as much as 20 percent.

Drinking Water