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Most homes in this area have a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) located either in the house or in a vault outside. A PRV is part of your plumbing system and reduces the water pressure delivered to your to your home. As the PRV ages, it can begin to fail which is usually evident by either an increase or decrease in water pressure within the home. PRV failures can happen rapidly or slowly over time. It is strongly suggested that you inspect you PRV it to make sure it is still functioning, or hire a plumber to inspect the PRV.
View a brochure explaining PRV (PDF) and how it protects your plumbing fixtures. Failure to install a PRV or to inspect and adjust an existing PRV may cause damage to your plumbing fixtures. If you have any further questions about this increase/decrease in water pressure, please feel free to contact Arlington Public Works at 360-403-3526.
Arlington's Design and Construction Standards can be downloaded from the Construction and Utility Applications page.
Whether you are inquiring about a new plat, single family/multi family residence or commercial/industrial business, please contact the Permit Center at 360-403-3551. There are a number of different factors involved such as; where the property is located, inside/outside city limits, recovery fees, sidewalk or road cuts, type of use, etc.
Learn how to shut off your water:
Sewer emergencies can be any of the following:
For residential property, commercial or industrial property, please contact the Permit Center at 360-403-3551.
The inspection line phone number for Water is 360-403-3526. For Sewer it is 360-403-3508. For Stormwater it is 360-403-3523. Please give 48 hours notice.
If you are moving into a residence / business call Utility Billing at the Finance Department at 360-403-3421 to start an account. If you have finished doing repair work call the Public Works Department at 360-403-3526.
For information about our water, call the Water Resources Planner Planner at 360-403-3541.
Yes, please call the Public Works Department for cost and permit process at 360-403-3526.