City Clean-up Day is Saturday, June 7,

             from 9:00am-2:00pm

  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. 

     Citizen notice

   

    Frac Tank Proposal

    Frac Tank Brochure

   

  Construction notice from City of Arlington

    Some DWG citizens might use this route, so the city wanted everyone to

    be aware:

    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

    closure window. 

  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,

    pilot1564@yahoo.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,

    vlbogart@flash.net.  Click on the form to download and print:  Paver form

        

 

  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