- Based on 2018 data
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Public Works - News & Events
News and events out of the Haltom City Public Works Department are listed here.
Stormwater runoff can pick up pollutants from yards, streets, and buildings as it travels towards our storm sewers and eventually to Big Fossil and Little Fossil Creek. There are several things that Haltom City residents can do during lawn and garden activities that benefit stormwater quality, your household and community as a whole.
-Create Raingardens Or Collect Rainwater For Your Flower Or Vegetable Gardens
- Helps conserve water and reduces stormwater runoff
- Filters stormwater for better water quality
- Adds a beautiful landscape addition
- Find out more information about using rainwater for gardening here
-Buy Plants & Seeds That Come In Biodegradable Packaging
-Recycle Any Plastic Containers From Purchased Bags Of Soil, Fertilizers, Compost Or Plants
- Reduces litter that can enter storm drains from yards
- Prevents clogging of storm drains
- Encourages sustainable purchasing habits
- Saves money on compost and fertilizer as biodegradable containers compost naturally in your garden soil.
-Use Clippings Or Other Yard Waste In Compost, As Natural Mulch, Natural Yard Fertilization, Or Dispose Of Properly In Biodegradable Waste Bags
- Prevents natural yard debris and clippings from clogging storm drains
- Saves money on store-bought compost and fertilizers
- Improves health of lawn and garden by encouraging natural nutrient cycling
-Follow Pesticide, Herbicide & Fertilizer Application Instructions
- More is not always better...save time and money by applying chemicals only when necessary and in the proper doses according to labels
- Creates healthier plants and lawns
- Protects creeks and streams from nutrient pollution and saves aquatic life
Recently, on various social media platforms, there have been "Test My Water" posts that solicit visits to a particular web page and purchases of their "testing" products. First, Haltom City’s drinking water is safe to drink. Second, it appears, to a large extent, that “Test My Water” is trying to place doubt about Haltom City’s (and other surrounding cities'...see below) drinking water quality so that people will purchase their product and visit their website. Third, all of Haltom City’s tests show the water to be safe for drinking.
Our drinking water in Haltom City continues to be rated “superior” by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality. The Haltom City Public Works Department conducts over 50 bacteriological tests each month to insure that the city’s drinking water is safe to drink. With those 50 samples, the city also tests the water for Chlorine, Ammonia, Monochloramine and Nitrites. Additionally, our tests for chlorine are conducted over 200 times a month.
While we are constantly testing our water quality to ensure it's safety, we also issue an annual water quality report.
The City of Garland Water Department has received information that an internet company has advertised water testing services for water customers in North Texas. Wes Kucera, managing director of Garland Water and Wastewater Utilities, reminds residents to be alert.
“It is important for our water customers to know that the Garland Water Utilities Department works continuously to monitor and test our drinking water from the supplier pipeline all the way to the customer’s tap,” said Wes. “Our daily tests and our recent annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) show that all test results are within safe limits for drinking water.”
The company states they are supported by the Texas Water Utilities Association (TWUA). When contacted, the TWUA confirmed they have no affiliation with this company. In addition, the company’s contact information and location are missing from the TestMyWater.org website. Our drinking water in Garland continues to be rated “superior” by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality. Companies claiming that the drinking water needs to be tested by an outside source are usually trying to sell consumers an unnecessary and expensive filtration system for their home.
- Based on 2017 Data
- Haltom City Public Works - 4200 Hollis St. | Haltom City, TX 76117
The Haltom City 2018 Water Quality Report can be downloaded here. This annual report is based on 2017 data.
- Updated November 26, 2018
Carson Street under SH 121 is now open to traffic. However, not all adjoining construction has been completed. Motorists are asked to pay special attention to the construction signage, as various traffic lanes may temporarily close for a day or two.