Neighborhood Network News: Learn About City’s Property Tax Rate, Water Bills and More
By Office of Communication
Posted on August 24, 2018, August 24, 2018


In this Neighborhood Network News edition, you can learn more about Arlington's competitive water rates and how to keep your summer water bill in check, see what projects and programs are planned in the City's proposed $500 million operating budget and get an update on the transformative Abram Street Rebuild under way in Downtown.

Summer Water Use: Concerned about your water bill? City Manager Trey Yelverton recently talked with City Council about the higher-than-usual water use happening across Arlington this summer, which you can see in an educational video presentation here and here's a link to a new video that shows you how you can read your water meter. Arlington Water's customer service representatives at 817-275-5931 are available to answer questions about water use and billing, and Arlington Water's website and social media pages offer tips and information all year long to help customers be water wise. The City is also offering free sprinkler evaluations to customers. Please email [email protected] or call 817-275-5931 to find out more.

2019 Budget: Arlington's proposed $500 million Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget includes a property tax rate reduction for the third year in a row. You can learn more about budget, which includes significant investments in public safety and technology, an expansion of the Via rideshare pilot program, grant funding to incentivize both home renovations and neighborhood improvements, and planned upgrades to multiple Arlington parks, at town hall meetings. And click here to watch a quick video about your tax dollars at work and the value of the services you receive in Arlington.

Meet the Neighbors: The latest episode of Meet the Neighbors takes us to Parkview Addition in east Arlington, which bills itself as Arlington's first subdivision. Click here to see this month's episode and click here to see the other neighborhoods we have visited.

Enter to Win the Block Party Trailer at your neighborhood's National Night Out event: This year, the City is delivering the Block Party Trailer to one lucky neighborhood to use at their National Night Out event on October 2. The Block Party Trailer is free to all Arlington neighborhoods, and contains everything you need to make your party great -just bring your neighbors and some food. Visit to tell us what you love about your neighborhood and be entered into a drawing. Neighborhoods can have multiple entries -so tell all your neighbors to enter! A winner will be chosen on September 17, so get your entries in soon!

High-Tech Pavement Survey: Live in South Arlington? We're using high-tech data collection vehicles to chronicle the condition of your streets as part of our annual pavement survey program to prioritize maintenance and complete rebuilds.

As always, we would appreciate you sharing this information with your neighbors and your neighborhood association. Together we can spread the word about the good things happening in Arlington to foster community pride and engagement. And thank you for your work to make Arlington: The American Dream City a better place to live, learn, work and play.

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