City of Arlington Puts Technology to Work with New CodeRED Community Notification System
By Office of Communication
Posted on May 04, 2021, May 04, 2021

The City of Arlington puts technology to work every day to make The American Dream City a better place to live, learn, work and play. One of the latest examples is the launch of CodeRED, a web-based community notification system that allows the City to send information and urgent notifications about public health and safety crises to residents and businesses by phone, text message and email. Arlington sent its first CodeRED messages to thousands of residents during the severe winter weather in February.

Click here to learn how to sign up for CodeRED, which can provide information in your choice of 23 languages.

The community notification system wasn’t the only tool used during the severe winter weather event. In this edition of the quarterly Put Technology to Work newsletter, you can learn more about how the City created an interactive map to help people find drinking water filling stations or bottled water closest to their home or apartment complex. Arlington Water Utilities was also able to tap data from its Automated Meter Infrastructure to help residents and businesses identify water line breaks likely caused by freezing temperatures and to assist with emergency shut-offs until repairs could be made.

All quarterly City Council priority newsletters are now produced in a digital formal, allowing for layers of additional video content and important links.

The Arlington City Council has identified “Put Technology to Work” as one of five priorities. Technology is an essential aspect of daily life and has quite the impact on our organization, residents, visitors and businesses. It is also integral in achieving the City’s other priorities: Invest in Our Economy, Support Youth and Families, Enhance Regional Mobility and Champion Great Neighborhoods.

In This Issue:

• City of Arlington Implements CodeRED Community Notification System
• GIS Supervisor Builds Interactive WebMap to Connect Residents to Water
• City Worked to Connect Residents with Resources for Winter Storm Recovery
• Unity Council Awarded NLC Diversity Program Award for Data-based Report
• Celebrate 2021 Open Data Day by Exploring New Datasets, Interactive Maps
• By the Numbers: City of Arlington Council Priority - FY21 Business Plan

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