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DIGGING IT: D.C. Water is spending $1.6 billion to build a tunnel following the course of the Anacostia River to divert sewage system overflows to the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. It is expected to be completed by 2017. (Andrew Harnik, The Washington Times)

DIGGING IT: D.C. Water is spending $1.6 billion to build a tunnel following the course of the Anacostia River to divert sewage system overflows to the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. It is expected to be completed by 2017. (Andrew Harnik, The Washington Times)

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