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DC Water Expands Backwater Valve Rebate Program to Help Residents Protect Properties from Flooding

DC Water is accepting applications from residents of neighborhoods that experienced severe flooding during the record rainfall on September 10, 2020 DC Water is expanding...

DC Water Submits Practicability Assessment for Potomac River Green Infrastructure Project

DC Water has submitted to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the Practicability Assessment for the Potomac River Green Infrastructure (GI) project as required...

DC Water advises flushing building plumbing systems with fresh water before resuming normal operations

-Building plumbing systems can experience water quality issues after periods of little-to-no water use -CDC and other experts have provided guidance for building managers and...

Contractor to make repairs on the TBM for its final push

DC Water’s giant tunnel boring machine, named Chris, broke through a wall of concrete to reach the W Street shaft, a key milestone in...

DC Water begins last leg of Anacostia River Tunnel System

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) named and blessed the tunnel boring machine that will mine the final segment to complete the Anacostia River Tunnel System. This will make a much healthier Anacostia River by reducing combined sewer overflows (CSOs) by 98 percent and significantly reducing flooding in northeast DC.

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.

DC Water: Elimination of Clean Rivers appropriation will create $14 million hole in budget

Henderson Brown, interim general manager of DC Water, issued the following statement in response to the White House’s budget proposal eliminating funding for the DC Clean Rivers Project.

DC Water awards contract for tunnel

The DC Water board of directors approved the authority’s largest contract to date for the design and construction of the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT).

DC Water and WEF announce inaugural National Green Infrastructure Program certifications

DC Water and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the issuance of the first certifications under the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP).
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