Posted on: September 7, 2016

Clear the Shelters Event Recap

Two children show off their new addition to the family that was adopted during the third annual Clear the Shelters event.

More than 7,000 animals adopted in North Texas during the third annual Clear the Shelters.

Irving residents turned out in force at the Irving Animal Care Campus for the third Clear the Shelters campaign, making the event a success that topped all expec...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2016

National Preparedness Month is for Pets Too

National Preparedness Month is for Pets Too

If a natural disaster strikes, what will happen to your pet? Be prepared: Make a plan, and prepare a disaster kit for your pet.

If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. Unfortunately, anim...Read on...


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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Irving Aquatics Hiring Part-Time Lifeguards

Lifeguards Needed for Summer

Interested in fun and flexible employment? The Parks and Recreation Department's Aquatics division is looking for part-time lifeguards for its North Lake and Heritage indoor aquatic centers.Help WantedThe Parks and Recreation Department has open part-...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Register Now for Fall Swim Lessons, Water Aerobics and Pool Activities

Woman in pool doing water aerobics.

Whether it’s lap swimming, water aerobics or just plain fun in the water, residents can participate in a variety of programs offered through the Aquatics Division of Irving’s Parks and Recreation Department. Swimming is an investment that lasts a lifetime...Read on...


Posted on: September 26, 2016

Community Event to Shine a Light on Domestic Violence

Candles float on the water - Illuminate Irving Oct 18 2016

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the City of Irving will host Illuminate Irving, a free, family-friendly event for the entire community 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18. Illuminate Irving will honor domestic violence victims, as well as friends ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

Texas Voter ID Options

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The Texas Secretary of State reminds residents that voters who cannot obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID now have additional options when voting in person, including the upcoming November election.

As provided by a court order, if a vo...Read on...

Acceptable Forms of ID for Voting (PDF)
Posted on: September 23, 2016

City of Irving Seeks Public Input in Search for New Police Chief

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The City of Irving will conduct two public meetings aimed at giving residents the opportunity to tell city leaders what residents hope to see in a new police chief.

Residents are invited to attend two community meetings to give input:

  • 6:30 to 8 p.m...
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Posted on: September 18, 2016

Business Owners Invited to Midtown Express Task Force Meeting

Business Owners Invited to Midtown Express Task Force Meeting

SouthGate Constructors, the lead contractor for the Midtown Express project, will host its next Business Owner Task Force 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28 at its Field Office, 2220 Chemsearch Blvd., Suite 100Any businesses or business representat...Read on...

DriveMidtown.com's Calendar of Events
Posted on: September 13, 2016

Hotline Lets Residents Help Get Potholes Filled, Connect to City Services

A road repair crew fills potholes.

The Traffic and Transportation Department’s Street Operations Division offers a helpful tool for residents and commuters to notify the city of potholes in the area. The Pothole Hotline lets residents easily report the location of potholes to the...Read on...

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

City of Irving Unmatched in Six-day Turnaround on Construction Plans

City of Irving inspectors at work at a construction site.

For the Inspections Department, the phrase “time is money” is more than a cliché. The department recently celebrated a milestone — 2,016 consecutive days that it hit its six-day turnaround goal for reviewing permit plans.

When buildings are completed,...Read on...

Posted on: September 25, 2016

Irving PD Involved in Community

Juntos con Irving connects the city's police force with the Hispanic community.

Following the nation’s recent attacks on police and questions from residents regarding police safety, the City of Irving wants to share the many outreach programs the Irving Police Department (IPD) actively implements.

The programs are designed so that...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2016

Residents Reminded of Mosquito Hotline

Residents Reminded Of Mosquito Hotline

The most active mosquito season in North Texas runs through October. Even with the season tapering off, the city’s mosquito control staff conducts surveillance and testing of the mosquito population year-round.

With the rainfall received in North Texas...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2016

Know About Construction On Irving Streets, Highways

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Roads and highways across Irving are under construction. To learn about changes to traffic patterns or road closures, sign up for e-alerts.

Midtown Express: Receive alerts about the construction on State Highway 114, 183 and Loop 12. Visit DriveMidtown...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

Construction Underway on Irving-Grand Prairie Fire Training Facility

Artist rendering of new Irving - Grand Prairie Fire Training Facility.

The cities of Irving and Grand Prairie will soon share more than a geographical border. Next year, the cities will both begin using a new training facility near State Highway 161 and Belt Line Road.

The state-of-the-art facility, which broke ground in...Read on...


Posted on: September 1, 2016

Are You Ready? September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

North Central Texas residents are all too familiar with how rapidly events change. With experiences in both man-made and natural hazards, life has trained citizens to be on alert. City and county governments are hard at work to make sure people are prot...Read on...


Posted on: September 23, 2016

Smoking Safety

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***While smoking-related fires accounted for only 2 percent of all residential building fires, they were a leading cause of civilian fire deaths, accounting for 14 percent of fire deaths in residential buildings.***

Please keep these SMOKING SAFETY tip...Read on...

Printable Safety Sheet
Posted on: August 26, 2016

Emergency Preparedness at Home

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The Irving Fire Department reminds everyone to be PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES AT HOME. We should all be prepared for any type of emergencies in the home by having the needed supplies and a family emergency plan. Disasters are unpredictable and can strike at ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 p.m. – ICTN 1 – A Night at the Movies

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Enjoy a classic movie the whole family will love. Time for a lively British musical “Evergreen”, this 1934 hit starred Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale and Betty Shale.

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Friday, Sept. 30 at 8:30 p.m. Open Line: AAA Texas

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AAA Texas has a number of initiatives to promote safety on the roads. On this edition of “Open Line,” find out about some of the latest research on traffic safety, and learn about a special event for young drivers coming up in Irving. Repeats: Saturday a...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Thursday, Sept. 29 at noon – ICTN 1 – Memphis Soul in Concert

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This Dallas based band will take to the stage and perform some of the greatest Motown hits.

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – About Towne

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On this special edition of About Towne, we’ll have all the news on the concerts, performances and shows that kick off Irving’s Arts Season 2016-2017. We’ll hear from: The Entertainment Series of Irving; The Irving Symphony Orchestra; The Irving Art Associ...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. - ICTN 1 –- Stories Into America

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Immigrants from all over the world tell the stories of their families trials and triumphs in coming to America.

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Monday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – City Source

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Leaders at the University of Dallas are breaking ground on a new addition to the campus. On the next “City Source,” get a preview of the new $15 million building. Also, Irving police officers are helping kids hone their football skills in a program involv...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. – ICTN 1 – Game of the Week

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The Irving Tigers kickoff the district 7-6A football schedule before a homecoming crowd when they host the Duncanville Panthers at Irving Schools Stadium. Repeats: Monday at 9:30 p.m., Tuesday at 4 p.m. Wednesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 4 p.m., Friday at ...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2015

ICTN 3 - Game of the Week Classics Network

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Bringing you cross town match-ups, post season playoff showdowns and classic contests from more than 30 years of Game of the Week.
Watch ICTN 3:•AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Television Network
•Charter Communications (Former...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2014

Channel Guide

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Watch ICTN 1:
•AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Television Network•Charter Communications (Formerly Time Warner) Channel 16
•Frontier Channel 30

Watch ICTN 2:•AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Televi...Read on...


Posted on: August 31, 2016

The Big Write: Welcome to America Poetry Contest

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This fall, the City of Irving and partners will host the eighth annual NEA Big Read celebration about an unusual, yet highly entertaining journey made by Nayeli and her friends from Luís Alberto Urrea’s novel Into the Beautiful North. They travel to the U...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Refugees in the U.S.: How the Resettlement Program Works

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Although it may seem otherwise, America’s refugee crisis is not new. In the 1930’s and 40’s our country saw a wave of German Jews, and others from occupied regions, fleeing persecution from the Nazis. One particular refugee’s name will certainly be famili...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Meet Author Meg Medina

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Meg Medina writes for children and teens who often don't encounter books with characters that look or sound like themselves. With a disproportionately low number of all children's books published in the United States about people of color (Cooperative Chi...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Discover Community Reading during the NEA Big Read

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Have you ever read a book so good that you wanted others to read it so you could have a conversation about the book?

That's the kind of book the NEA's Big Read is all about. A book filled with ideas that say something about our lives and our world. Sel...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2016

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

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Today’s libraries are more than just books. Libraries are at the heart of our communities, with programs and resources for all ages and interests to connect, inspire and change lives. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Irving Public Libr...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

NEA Big Read Youth Art Exhibit

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Want to see your child beaming with pride as his or her artwork is displayed in a real art gallery? Encourage them to enter this year’s Irving Art Association’s Youth Art Exhibit, presented in conjunction with Irving Public Library’s NEA Big Read celebrat...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Conejito Storytimes

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If you’re a parent following the Irving Public Library’s 2016 NEA Big Read events, you may have noticed the featured children’s event is the Conejito Puppet Show and wondered a few things.

You may be asking, what is a “conejito?” or what does it have ...Read on...


Posted on: January 21, 2015

Register Online for Parks and Recreation Programs

Register Online for Parks and Recreation Classes

Looking to join an exercise class or register your child for day camp? Recreation center patrons must register for programs online using ActiveNet. The new online registration service eliminates the need to stand in lines at recreation centers on registra...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Register Now for Fall Swim Lessons, Water Aerobics and Pool Activities

Woman in pool doing water aerobics.

Whether it’s lap swimming, water aerobics or just plain fun in the water, residents can participate in a variety of programs offered through the Aquatics Division of Irving’s Parks and Recreation Department. Swimming is an investment t...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Who Will Become the Next Ms. Mature Irving?

The 2015 Irving Ms. Mature is crowned.

Dynamic women ages 60 and older will vie for the crown and title of Ms. Mature Irving 2016 on Sept. 30 at the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Contestants will be judged on personality, talent and evening wear. All age...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2015

Canoe Launch Closed at T.W. Richardson Park

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The canoe launch at T.W. Richardson Park, as well as the sidewalk along the area, will be closed indefinitely. Due to continued heavy rainfall this year, the Trinity River has washed away much of the embankment along this section of Campion Trail. This er...Read on...


Posted on: September 26, 2016

Self-Defense Course for Girls, Women Added for November

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The Irving Police Department wants women and girls to learn how to defend themselves, so it’s hosting a free four-day rape aggression defense (RAD) systems class. The class will be held 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Nov. 7-10 at the Irving Police Training Acad...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2016

Spotlight: Officers In Training

Members of Irving Explorers Program Get Hands-On Police Training

Members of the Irving Explorers Program get hands-on police training.

Hundreds of men and women across North Texas have a special relationship with the Irving Police Department, thanks to a program that fosters interest in law enforcement.

For the ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Irving PD Involved in Community

Juntos con Irving connects the city's police force with the Hispanic community.

Following the nation’s recent attacks on police and questions from residents regarding police safety, the City of Irving wants to share the many outreach programs the Irving Police Department (IPD) actively implements.

The programs are designed s...Read on...

Posted on: September 6, 2016

Residents Partner with Police for National Night Out

Residents Partner with Police for National Night Out 2015

Irving police are accepting invitations from neighborhoods planning to give crime a going away party as part of this year’s National Night Out activities.

Neighborhoods throughout Irving will leave their porch lights on to observe National Night Out on...Read on...

Posted on: August 2, 2016

Irving PD Participating in National Take Back Oct. 22

Irving PD to Participate in National Prescription Medicine Takeback Oct 22 2016

Irving residents have the opportunity to drop off controlled pharmaceutical substances for proper disposal as part of the National Take Back initiative. There is no cost to participate.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 22:
Walgreens parking lot, 5310 N. MacAr...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2014

2015 Annual Report

The Irving Police Department proudly presents the 2015 Annual Report. As with any annual report, the pages are full of facts and details, but the results were created by the dedicated and exceptional work performed.

2015 Annual Report

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Anderson, Stafford, McCarthy and Metker Streets; Posey Drive; Chisholm Trail

Water and/or wastewater lines will be replaced on Anderson, Stafford, McCarthy and Metker streets, as well as Posey Drive and Chisholm Trail from May 2016 to July 2017. As a result, one-way traffic will be in place adjacent to the areas ...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

Colony Drive Bridge, at Embassy Channel

Beginning April 20, Colony Drive will be closed at the bridge crossing Embassy Channel, just west of Live Oak Drive, to facilitate improvements along Embassy Channel and middle Delaware Creek. This road closure is expected to last through April 2017.

T...Read on...

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

Glenwick Lane, from Pebblebrook Trail to Indian Creek Drive

Beginning Wednesday, May 11, City of Irving contractors will be replacing the water and wastewater lines along Glenwick Lane, from Pebblebrook Trail to Indian Creek Drive. The construction area will move along Glenwick, following the contractors as they r...Read on...

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

Gloucester, Lawson, Ridgewood and Sterling Streets

Water and/or wastewater lines will be replaced on Gloucester, Lawson, Ridgewood and Sterling streets from March 21 to Nov. 16. As a result, one-way traffic will be in place adjacent to the areas under construction.

Areas affected:

  • Water lines will be ...
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Posted on: March 25, 2016

Harvard Street, Harvard Court, Keyhole Circle, Keyhole Street

Water and/or wastewater lines will be replaced on Harvard Street, Harvard Court, Keyhole Circle and Keyhole Street through Jan. 12, 2017. For the safety of motorists, new traffic control will be installed for the project and one-block length sections will...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

Las Colinas Boulevard, between Promenade Parkway and Fuller Drive

The outside (right) lane of southbound Las Colinas Boulevard, between Promenade Parkway and Fuller Drive, is closed for the duration of the work taking place at the Irving Music Factory construction site.

The construction is anticipated to be completed...Read on...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Las Colinas Boulevard, at Wingren Drive

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 29, Atmos Energy will have various lanes of north- and southbound Las Colinas Boulevard, approximately 200 feet south of Wingren Drive, closed to relocate a gas main. Closures will occur 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, through Friday, Oc...Read on...

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Live Oak Road Bridge, at Delaware Creek

Beginning Feb. 3, Live Oak Road will be closed at the bridge crossing Delaware Creek to facilitate improvements along Embassy Channel and middle Delaware Creek. This road closure is expected to last through the end of 2016.

The bridge will be removed, ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 17, 2016

Millswood Drive, Millswood Lane and Sam Hill Street, from Mills Lane to Northgate Drive

Millswood Drive, Millswood Lane and Sam Hill Street, from Mills Lane to Northgate Drive, will have water and/or wastewater lines replaced. This project runs through mid-October.

As a result, one-way traffic will be in place adjacent to areas under cons...Read on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

Regent Boulevard, at Ridgepoint Drive

Two-way traffic (east- and westbound) will be in place along the six-lane divided Regent Boulevard at Ridgepoint Drive for the installation of two water mains for the future Fire Station No. 12. Traffic lane reductions will occur during work hours 7 a.m. ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

Singleton Boulevard, from the Loop 12 Southbound Frontage Road to Old Irving Boulevard

Beginning March 7, Singleton Boulevard will be closed to through traffic 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sept. 26 for replacement of a water main and a wastewater main. This project is part of the city’s ongoing efforts to upgrade and improve existing infr...Read on...

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Posted on: February 15, 2016

Yorkshire Street, from Staffordshire Street to Highland Park Drive

City of Irving contractors will be replacing the water and wastewater line along Yorkshire Street, starting Feb. 8. The construction area will move along Yorkshire Street, following the contractors as they replace the pipeline. To accomplish this, one-way...Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

City of Irving Offers Sanitation Service Discount

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The City of Irving provides 20 percent discount on single family residential sanitation service for senior citizens (65 years of age and older) and residents who collect Social Security disability.

A senior citizen must provide the following:

  • Birth da...
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Posted on: August 31, 2016

City of Irving Maintaining Current Trash, Recycling Collection Services

Irving Maintaining Current Trash, Recycling Collection Services

The City of Irving will continue offering its current service levels of trash, recycling and brush/bulky waste collection services to Irving residents. The current bag system will remain in place for the collection of residential trash and recycling.

T...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Residents Reminded to Use Curbside Recycling

Blue bags and flattened cardboard placed near curb for recycling pickup.

Recycling has never been easier or more convenient than it is today. Residents have two options for disposing of their renewable materials: curbside recycling or drop-off recycling at Hunter Ferrell Municipal Solid Waste Landfill. According to Irving Soli...Read on...


Posted on: September 23, 2016

Avoid Harsh Chemicals in Household Cleaners

Vinegar, salt and lemon are all examples of alternative household cleaners.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that many household cleaners contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde and harsh acids. But switching to environmentally friendly household cleaners can help eliminate toxins from a...Read on...

Learn more about Household Chemicals
Posted on: September 15, 2016

Drop Off Old Medication at National Take Back Oct. 22

Irving PD to Participate in National Prescription Medicine Takeback Oct 22 2016

Irving residents have the opportunity to drop off controlled pharmaceutical substances for proper disposal as part of the National Take Back initiative. There is no cost to participate.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 22:
Walgreens parking lot, 5310 N. MacAr...Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2016

Energy Savings Tips

Save Energy Around the House - Turning down the thermostat.

Easy tips and fixes to save on energy.Find and Fix Air Leaks – Check windows and doors for air leaks. On a windy day, turn off the air conditioner and all ceiling fans. Hold a thin tissue paper taped to a pencil lengthwise near gaps in windows, do...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Walgreens Offers Safe Medication Disposal Kiosks

Walgreens safe medication disposal kiosk

As part of its program to combat prescription drug abuse, retailer Walgreens recently opened safe medication disposal kiosks at select stores around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to provide a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted, unused or exp...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2016

Residents Reminded to Use Curbside Recycling

Blue bags and flattened cardboard placed near curb for recycling pickup.

Recycling has never been easier or more convenient than it is today. Residents have two options for disposing of their renewable materials: curbside recycling or drop-off recycling at Hunter Ferrell Municipal Solid Waste Landfill. According to Irving Soli...Read on...


Posted on: June 9, 2016

2015 Water Quality Report Summary Available Online

2014 Water Quality Report Summary

In accordance with Congress’ 1996 amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the City of Irving Water Utilities Department and other community systems must provide customers with an annual report on drinking water quality. Each year, the T...Read on...

Read the 2015 Water Quality Report
Posted on: March 7, 2016

Time-of-Day Influences Water Conservation

Time-of-Day Influences Water Conservation

Irving has implemented time-of-day water restrictions to promote better water use habits and conserve Irving’s water supply. Such restrictions make it a violation of city ordinance to water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from April 1 through Oct. 31...Read on...