City of Arlington Working to Connect Residents with Resources for Winter Storm Recovery
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on February 22, 2021, February 22, 2021

Winter Storm Recovery

The City of Arlington continues working to provide relief to residents and businesses and connect them with available resources as they recover from the recent extreme winter weather.

Many of these resources, including water and food assistance, housing assistance and FEMA disaster assistance, can be found the City’s Storm Recovery webpage at www.arlingtontx.gov/stormrecovery.

Though water pressure across Arlington was restored on Friday, some residents are still without running water because of private water line breaks. The City has expanded its efforts Monday to provide water and open its recreation center for showering to residents who may have lost their water service because of broken water pipes during multiple days of freezing temperatures.

• On Monday, local churches and Mission Arlington helped the Arlington Fire Department distribute another 16 pallets of bottled water provided by the Texas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This follows 19 pallets of bottled water that were distributed throughout the community last Friday with the assistance of eight churches.

• Arlington Water Utilities filled up drinking water containers to people in more than 150 vehicles between Saturday and Monday at its temporary drive-thru filling station at the South Service Center.

• Using data provided by Automated Meter Infrastructure, Water Utilities has been able to identify homes and businesses with likely water line breaks and assist those customers with emergency shut-offs while repairs could be made. The City is now using the AMI data to determine where water service is not running and to assist those customers turn the water back on once repairs are made.

• Water Utilities also assisted some large apartment complexes, including Tree Point Condominiums, where water may be shut off to individual units because of water line breaks by setting up a “neighborhood” supply line through a nearby fire hydrant. Water filling stations were set up at eight complexes and the East Library and Recreation Center, 1817 New York Ave.

• The City’s recreation centers are also open for residents without water to use the shower facilities. Please visit www.arlingtontx.gov/parks for a list of recreation centers, addresses and hours of operation.

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