XTO Oil & Gas Update and Notice:
Recently, XTO drilled five new wells at the well site. The next step is to
complete the wells by hydraulically fracturing them, which requires access to
fresh water. XTO will construct a temporary storage tank to store up to 43,000
barrels of fresh water and will purchase the water from the City. The water
will come from the city’s water supply and will be distributed through fire
hydrants. No water will be used from Pappy Elkins Lake.
XTO will prepare a 200’ x 200’ area in the northeast corner of Elkins Park to
install the tank. The specific location is the open field area at the corner of
Elkins and Roosevelt between the City marquee and the baseball diamond.
The City Council has limited the time the tank can exist to 12 weeks from the
date of installation. If an extension beyond the 12 weeks is required, XTO
must come back to the City Council for approval. Please click on the below
links for further information.
Construction notice from City of Arlington
Some DWG citizens might use this route, so the city wanted everyone to
Due to the construction of the Arbrook-Melear Drainage Project, City of
Arlington Project No. 90001, we will be closing Melear Drive. The road
closure is scheduled to occur on April 21, 2014 and last through June 19, 2014.
Melear Drive from Point Trail to Treetop Trail will be closed. Just south of
Point Trail we will be completely excavating the roadway and will be
removing the existing culvert and installing 2 new culverts. We will also be
replacing the water line and the sanitary sewer line in this area while we
have it excavated. Once we are done, we will be rebuilding the road.
Weather permitting all this work will be completed within the 60 day road
TCEQ Water Quarterly Reports
By law, the City must notify citizens of the unsuccessful transmission of
quarterly reports to the TCEQ. Please click on the following link to
read the letter that is also being mailed out: TCEQ letter
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
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,
email@example.com 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