Ft. Worth Water Update:
Taste and odor of drinking water greatly improved
Updated from the City of Fort Worth: February 11, 2014
The taste and odor issues in Fort Worth’s water supply are showing substantial
improvement since the Lake Benbrook water has been blended with Cedar
Creek Lake water.
The naturally-occurring organic compound responsible for the earthy taste and
odor is geosmin. Geosmin is produced by bacteria in soil and algae found in
surface water. Cold temperatures kill off the algae in surface water, and the
dead algae release the geosmin.
The geosmin count in the raw water blend was 104 nanograms per liter on Feb.
10, down substantially from 864 ng/L on January 23. Because of the
substantially lower levels in the raw water, ozone treatment is effective in
reducing geosmin to levels that do not pose taste and odor issues. The level of
geosmin in the finished water delivered to customer taps is down to 10
nanograms per liter on Feb. 10.
The Water Department assures customers the water has always been safe for
drinking, cooking, bathing and all other purposes, even though it has an earthy
smell and taste.
The wholesale customers that regularly purchase water include Bethesda Water
Supply Corp., Burleson, Crowley, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport,
Dalworthington Gardens, Edgecliff Village, Everman, Forest Hill, Grand Prairie,
Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, Northlake, North
Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, Southlake, Trophy Club
Municipal Utility District, Westlake, Westover Hills, Westworth Village and
White Settlement. For more information and the full notification from the
City of Fort Worth, Click the following link: Fort Worth Water Update
NOTICE: Arbrook Rd. Closure
The City of Arlington will be closing Arbrook Rd. for construction beginning
January 21, 2014. For detailed information, click the below link.
March 4, 2014 Election Information
Please click on the following link for a list of early voting locations.
INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION
Due to the freezing temperatures expected over the next few days, we are
asking everyone to turn off their automatic sprinkler systems. Run-off or
overspray from the sprinklers can cause ice accumulation on trees, sidewalks,
driveways and streets. Please help ensure the safety of your family and
neighbors by turning your sprinklers off. Thank you!
Order your engraved pavers!
The DWG Historical Committee is planning a 3rd order of Engraved Pavers
which will be placed in the DWG Historical Plaza, corner of California and
Roosevelt. This is a great chance to honor your DWG family. The “Order
Form” can be found at the DWG Water Department window in DWG City Hall.
Or, contact Dennis Ferdinand, 817-277-3637, 817-845-9465,
firstname.lastname@example.org Or, check the DWG website. Pavers are $40.00 and have
4 lines of 15 characters each. If you already have a paver in place that needs
correcting, please let Dennis know.
More info, Velma Bogart, Chair, DWG Historical Committee, 817-467-0158,
Water restriction notice:
The primary focus of Stage 1 actions is to significantly reduce outdoor
watering, which can account for as much as 50 percent of the daily residential
water used during the summer. Stage 1 limits outdoor watering with an
irrigation system or hose-end sprinkler to a maximum of two assigned days per
week for all customers. Residential customers whose addresses end in odd
numbers (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) are permitted to water lawn and landscapes only on
Sundays and Thursdays. Addresses ending in even numbers (2, 4, 6, 8 or 0) may
water on Saturdays and Wednesdays only. Non-residential customers, including
apartments, businesses, parks and common areas, can water only on Tuesday
and Fridays. No watering is allowed on Mondays.
The time of day restriction, which prohibits outdoor watering with sprinklers
between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., continues to be in effect.
Watering by hand-held hose, drip irrigation or soaker hose is allowed at any
time. Residents are encouraged to limit such watering to a maximum of two
hours per day.
Other Stage 1 measures include the following.
- Vehicle washing is limited to the use of hand-held buckets and a hose with a positive shutoff valve. Vehicles may be washed at any time at a carwash.
- No hosing of buildings or other structures for purposes other than fire protection.
- Encouraging no hosing of paved areas, such as sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, etc.
- Encouraging hotels, restaurants and bars to serve water only upon request.
- Establishing new turf is discouraged, and a variance is required to do so.
TCEQ Notice for DWG citizens, please click on the
following link: TCEQ notice of water sampling