Neighborhood Network News: November 30, 2022
By Office of Communication
Posted on November 30, 2022, November 30, 2022

Keep you and your items safe this holiday season, participate in Arlington Golf’s Toy Drive benefiting Mission Arlington, find out how your average winter water consumption affects your annual water bill, and learn how to participate in Arlington’s Animal Essay contest in this week’s Neighborhood Network News.

Ask Arlington: Keeping You and Your Items Safe for the Holidays

The holiday brings joy to many. Unfortunately, there are grinches out there who see this time as an opportunity to take your belongings. As online shopping gears up for the holidays, take precautions:

  • Track your package so you always know where it is.
  • Consider shipping your packages to work – or to a friend or relative who will be home and can collect them when they are delivered. In-store pickups and Amazon lockers are other options.
  • Install security cameras or package theft alarms at your home.
  • Schedule your packages to arrive when you are home.
  • If you are a victim: File a claim with the merchant and the shipper. If you have any evidence of the theft – especially if you have video footage – contact your local police department.

Find more simple tips that can help keep you and your items safe.

Average Winter Consumption: Save Water Now, Save Money All Year

Each year, Arlington Water Utilities averages every residential customer’s water usage during the fall and winter to establish a maximum wastewater charge for the following October through September. It is also known as Average Winter Consumption (AWC).

The AWC is based on the water usage shown on your December through March bills. The highest month is discarded, and the remaining three months are averaged. This AWC or maximum wastewater establishes an upper limit for wastewater charges during the following year. Learn more about this process.

Arlington Golf Hosts Toy Drive for Mission Arlington

In the true spirit of the holiday season, Arlington Golf has brought back their toy drive for Mission Arlington. They are now accepting toys at all City of Arlington golf courses between now and Dec. 22. All toy donations will then be delivered to Mission Arlington for handing out in the community.

Here is a list of golf courses where you can drop off donated toys:

  • Tierra Verde Golf Club, 7005 Golf Club Drive
  • Texas Rangers Golf Club, 701 Brown Boulevard
  • Lake Arlington Golf Course, 1516 W. Green Oaks Boulevard
  • Meadowbrook Park Golf Course, 1300 E. Dugan Street

2023 Sheri Capehart Animal Essay Contest Kicks Off November 29

It's time for students across The American Dream City to begin composing an original essay to submit in the 22nd annual Sheri Capehart Animal Essay Contest! The contest is open to all students residing in Arlington city limits in third, fourth, fifth or sixth grade who attend public, private or home school. Essay entries will be accepted starting Monday, Jan. 9 -Fariday, Jan. 13, 2023, at 5 p.m. Learn more and view this year's topics.

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