Water Advisory: Limit Water Usage

UPDATE (as of 5:25 p.m. on Thursday, August 13): Thank you all for your efforts to minimize water usage today. The problem has been resolved and you can now resume normal water usage including irrigation.

The City of Kennedale recognizes that residents depend on reliable water service. Starting early Thursday morning, an electrical outage has affected a critical pump station involved in the production of tap water for the Kennedale distribution system.

Arlington Water Utilities, which operates Kennedale’s water and sewer operations, is currently working to minimize water service interruptions. However, Kennedale officials are asking residents to take the following precautions immediately:

✅  Limit water use to only critical health and safety needs.
✅  Discontinue all outdoor watering and automatic sprinkler system use until further notice to limit water demand in the city.

Oncor is working to restore electrical power to the pump station site. As an emergency response measure, Arlington water is being supplied to Kennedale through recently constructed distribution system connections. As that water is quickly being added, some harmless sediment could cause discoloration to the water coming into Kennedale. Additional water quality sampling is taking place and Kennedale’s water is safe to drink. Check here for updates.


City Hall is currently closed to the public until further notice.

The LibrarySenior CenterPlaygrounds, and Splash Pad are also closed until further notice. Staff will continue returning phone calls and emails and focusing on virtual services. We are committed to providing continuity of service for residents while aiming to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Pursuant to a Declaration signed by Mayor Brian Johnson (extended by the Council to be coterminous with Governor Abbott’s Disaster Declaration), the City of Kennedale will recognize the more restrictive of the rules adopted by the State of Texas and by Tarrant County. Additional information, including closures and declarations, will continue to be updated at cityofkennedale.com/covid19.

There is substantial community spread* of COVID-19 in Tarrant County. The public is urged to stay at home if possible, to avoid gatherings with people who are not in the same household, and to limit in-person contact — except for in the pursuit of essential or re-opened services. To receive official COVID-19 information, sign up for the latest CDC updates.

* The CDC defines "substantial community spread" as large-scale community transmission; healthcare staffing significantly impacted; multiple cases within communal settings.

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