Get Your Yard Ready for Spring and Save Water with Free Classes in Arlington
By Alana Earle, Arlington Water Utilities
Posted on January 17, 2020, January 17, 2020

Is your yard ready for when spring arrives? Arlington Water Utilities and Tarrant Regional Water District want to help. The City and its water provider have teamed up with the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association and the Arlington Public Library to provide classes to help residents manage their landscapes and sprinkler systems to save water and money.

Is your yard ready for when spring arrives? Arlington Water Utilities and Tarrant Regional Water District want to help. The City and its water provider have teamed up with the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association and the Arlington Public Library to provide classes to help residents manage their landscapes and sprinkler systems to save water and money.

The first event, which is being hosted by Tarrant Regional Water District, will be a Save Tarrant Water Home Landscaping Seminar on Saturday, Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Resource Connection of Tarrant County, 2300 Circle Dr. in Fort Worth. The helpful seminar is designed to provide residents new to landscaping with a foundation of knowledge of how to grow a sustainable, abundant and healthy lawn and landscape. Attendance is free this year. Click here to sign up and find out more.

Other FREE classes this spring include:

• Native and Adapted Plants for North Texas – Wed, March 18, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, 100 S. Center St.

• Fix-a-Leak Week – Sat, March 21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, 100 S. Center St.

• Landscape for Rainwater Capture – Wed, March 25, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Southwest Branch Library, 3311 SW Green Oaks Blvd.

• Gardening for Pollinators - Wed, April 8, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Lake Arlington Branch Library, 4000 W. Green Oaks Blvd.

• Pots in Small Spots: Container Gardening - Wed, April 22, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, 100 S. Center St.

Arlington Water Utilities is also encouraging residents to “Show Your Yard Some LOVE” in February. Arlington residents can receive a free sprinkler gauge kit to measure the output of their irrigation system, while supplies last at these locations:

• River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd.

• Arlington Water Utilities, 101 W. Abram St. or 1101 SW Green Oaks Blvd.

• Arlington Public Library Lake Arlington Branch, 4000 W. Green Oaks Blvd.

Arlington Water Utilities and Tarrant Regional Water District also offer free sprinkler evaluations to residents each year. As part of the program, a licensed irrigator will visit a resident’s home and identify problems, such as a broken sprinkler head that is using more water than it should. Sign up for an evaluation by visiting www.savearlingtonwater.com.

While you sign up for a sprinkler evaluation, don’t forget that Arlington Water now has an updated website called, Know Your H2O. The new site allows all customers to view and compare bills over the past 24 months and compare water usage to weather data to identify personal trends.

For residents with remote-read meters, which is about two-thirds of Arlington, the site contains daily usage data in an easy to read chart. New features have been added in 2019, including voluntary automated alerts to track water usage. Visit www.ArlingtonTX.gov/KnowYourH2O to log in or register your account.

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