D.C. Water

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  • DC Water adopts system to make power, fertilizer

    This is a topic that one must approach delicately so as not to offend the reader's sensibilities, but since it is a matter of importance for which you may receive a bill for some portion of $470 million, we start out with an analogy.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: D.C. Water missing chances for cleanup

    The article "As overflows continue, D.C. plan for sewage tunnels getting messy" (Web, June 2) misrepresents the views of the Natural Resources Defense Council with regard to D.C. Water's proposal to change its commitment to reduce sewage overflows.


  • A worker walks past the front cutting section of an enormous tunnel boring machine (TBM), named "Lady Bird" on display at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant before it is lowered 100 feet underground to begin a tunneling project under the Anacostia River, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The tunneling is a major part of the D.C. Water's Clean Rivers Project to significantly reduce combined sewer overflows in the District for improved water quality. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    As overflows continue, D.C. plan for sewage tunnels getting messy

    More than a billion gallons of stormwater and sewage flow into the District of Columbia's rivers every year, and there is a belief that George Hawkins is the man to fix it.


  • Christophe A.G. Tulou

    Former DDOE chief cautioned officials on river clean up delays

    Former D.C. Department of the Environment Director Christophe Tulou, before his firing last month, had cautioned the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and local officials about a plan pushed by the District's water utility and backed by Mayor Vincent C. Gray to delay construction of one or more giant underground tunnels aimed at reducing the flow of pollution into the city's dirty rivers, records show.


  • McDuffie: Bloomingdale neighborhood needs help now

    D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie is calling for an "all hands on deck" effort to stem too-frequent flooding in the Bloomingdale neighborhood after a string of devastating rainstorms this month.


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    D.C. Water pays staff bonuses amid plans for rate hike

    During a series of public hearings on rate hikes, D.C. Water and Sewer Authority officials were quick to point out that they were doing everything they could to save money for customers, including enacting a pay freeze across management.


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