City of Arlington Water Named Best Tasting in Texas
By Traci Peterson, Arlington Water Utilities
Posted on October 11, 2021, October 11, 2021

Best Tasting Drinking Water

Arlington Water Utilities recently won the Annual Best Tasting Surface Water State Award from the Texas Water Utilities Association for the third time. Industry professionals judged water samples from the four regions of the state represented during the Association's 103rd Annual School in Corpus Christi in September. Arlington was previously selected to represent North Central Texas Region in the 2021 contest. Arlington also took home the statewide honor in 2014 and 2015.

Like most tap water in Texas, Arlington’s water supply comes from surface water sources, like lakes and rivers. The City of Arlington purchases its water for treatment from the Tarrant Regional Water District, or TRWD. The water comes from four reservoirs – Cedar Creek, Richland Chambers, Lake Arlington and Lake Benbrook. That surface water goes through several processes at Arlington’s two water treatment plants to make sure it meets all state and federal safety standards.

To learn more about water quality in Arlington, visit the department’s annual Water Quality Report at It is available in Spanish at

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