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Water

April storm is first major test of DC Water’s new Anacostia River Tunnel

DC Water’s newly opened Anacostia River Tunnel System was pressed into service in mid-April as heavy rains battered the District of Columbia. About two inches of rain fell over a three-hour period, far more than the city’s combined sewer system can handle. During the storm, the new tunnel prevented approximately 170 million gallons of combined sewage and stormwater from being discharged to the Anacostia River.... Read More...

Southern California water board approves two-tunnel WaterFix

The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted to provide the additional financing necessary to allow for the construction of the full California WaterFix project. The board authorized $10.8 billion for the project to modernize the state’s aging water delivery system.... Read More...
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