Arlington Water Utilities Publishes 2019 Water Quality Report
By Alana Earle
Posted on May 05, 2020, May 05, 2020

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Each spring, Arlington Water Utilities compiles data from the previous calendar year to give residents a full picture of their water quality, where it comes from and how it gets to their tap. The newest edition of the Arlington Water Utilities Water Quality Report is now online at

The 2019 report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report, is required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. This year’s version includes details about the water department, including:

• Arlington water met, and in many cases was much better than, federal and state standards for safety in 2019.

• Arlington Water Utilities treated more than 18.6 billion gallons of water in 2019 at the John F. Kubala and Pierce-Burch Water Treatment Plants.

• To maintain the highest safety standards, Water Utilities lab staff collected 7,010 samples and performed 16,177 tests in 2019.

• Arlington has made significant improvements in the past few years limiting how much water is lost to main breaks and unauthorized consumption. The department’s water loss percentage dropped from 12.75 percent in 2014, to 10.19 percent in 2019. The decrease has resulted in significant cost savings in raw water, chemical, and electrical costs.

• This year's report has a new, updated treatment process graphic, showing where Arlington’s water comes from and how it is made safe for residents.

The Arlington Water Utilities laboratory staff are available to answer residents water quality questions throughout the year. Answers to some of the most common inquiries also are included the 2019 Water Quality Report. Reports from the previous five years are available online at the Knowledge Center section of the water department website ( For printed copies of the report, contact the laboratory at 817-575-8984. A Spanish version of the 2019 report will be available soon at

During the week of May 3-9, utilities throughout the United States are celebrating Drinking Water Week. The American Water Works Association and its members have recognized the event for more than 40 years as an opportunity to communicate the vital role water plays in our daily lives. This year’s theme is “There when you need it.” For more information, visit

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