The city’s water quality has been deemed safe for most people, but some areas have seen dangerously high levels of particulate matter and lead levels.
Residents can be advised to boil their water to prevent any of these health risks.
Water quality is also being monitored at the water treatment plant in the area of Lakeview Apartments.
Water quality is being monitored for particulate pollution at the treatment plant, which is located at the intersection of the Lakeview and Arlington Apartments on West Avenue.
The lakeview apartment building near Lakeview was declared safe on December 9.
It was also declared safe to use for people with respiratory illnesses on December 14.
It is recommended that people avoid water from the treatment plants, as there has been an increase in the concentration of particulates in the water, as well as a rise in lead levels in some areas.
Residents are advised to keep water at a safe level of 3 parts per million (ppm) to 5 ppm for those with high blood pressure, and 5 ppm to 10 ppm for children and pregnant women.
The city is also advising people to wash their hands after using water, using a lint-free cloth or a disposable sanitary napkin, and not use alcohol.
The EPA has declared the Lake View Apartments in West and West-Lakeview Apartages safe for people to use, and the City of Arlington’s West Lakeview apartments safe for use.
It’s recommended that residents avoid water at the plant, as it has been found to have increased levels of lead and particulates, and lead concentrations have increased in some parts of the city.
The City of Waterfront Park in Arlington is also safe to drink.