Arlington is urging residents and property owners to inspect the soil around their homes' or properties' foundations for signs of dryness.
The triple digit summer heat wave is wreaking havoc on some homes. As a result, Arlington has urged its residents to check for dry soil around the foundations of their property.
When soil begins to pull away from a building, it could be an indication the soil is too dry and that the foundation might be in danger of getting damaged. Maintaining consistent soil moisture around foundations can prevent long-term and expensive damage to homes and property.
The city offered the following recommendations to help.
Residents and business owners were reminded that City ordinance prohibits outdoor watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. year-round. Additional water restrictions will also take effect as early as September when Tarrant Regional Water District, Arlington's raw water supplier, mandates Stage 1 restrictions of the Drought Contingency and Water Management Plan.
Stage 1 means residents and businesses will only be allowed to water outdoors twice a week on designated days.