The City Leverages Technology to Improve Streets, Aquatics Facilities and Curbside Recycling
By Office of Communication
Posted on October 25, 2022, October 25, 2022

The City of Arlington leverages technology to provide high quality services, from smooth streets to safe aquatics facilities, that our residents expect.

For example, the Parks and Recreation Department implemented the “Bakari Williams Protocol” and made significant investments in the installation of health and safety equipment at its public pools and splash pads this year. Some of these additions include QR codes on signs at all aquatics facilities allowed visitors to access the data of the most recent sample collected about water quality using their smartphones and automated water chemistry controllers with advanced sensors and features designed to produce safe and clean water.

And the Public Works Department recently completed its annual pavement survey, which this year focused on collecting data on the condition of streets south of Interstate 20 to help prioritize future maintenance and construction projects.

You can read more about the Bakari Williams Protocol and annual pavement survey in the latest edition of the Leverage Technology newsletter. This edition also features a new $73,000 grant that aims to reduce recycling stream contamination as well as four national awards won by the Office of Communication for successful innovations in communication and marketing.

All quarterly City Council priority newsletters are produced in a digital formal, allowing for layers of additional video content and important links.

The Arlington City Council has identified “Leverage Technology” as one of six priorities. Technology is an essential aspect of daily life and has quite the impact on our organization, residents, visitors and businesses. It is also integral in achieving the City’s other priorities: Invest in Our Economy, Support Youth and Families, Enhance Regional Mobility, Champion Great Neighborhoods and Build Unity.

Also in this edition:

  • City of Arlington Awarded Four Savvy Awards at 2022 3CMA Conference
  • Implementation of Bakari Williams Protocol -2022 Splashpad Water Quality Improvements Completed
  • NCTCOG Awards $73,000 Grant for New Print and Digital Outreach
  • Campaign to Increase Recycling and Reduce Contamination
  • Annual Pavement Survey Gathers Data on Street Conditions in South Arlington

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