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|April 9, 2013||Tunnel Boring Machine Naming Ceremony|
|July 18, 2012||75th Anniversary|
|May 17, 2011||A Greener Blue Plains|
DC Water Presents Annual Children’s Water Festival
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is collaborating with Garfield Element . . .
Operation Fresh Air removes odors along C&O Canal
DC Water, National Park Service, Community Groups cut ribbon on new facilities that “scrub” odors al . . .
Northbound South Capitol Street Lane Shift Begins May 3
(Washington, DC) – DC Water, in coordination with the District Department of Transportation, is per . . .
DC Water to award more than $1 million for innovative projects that green the District
Organizations invited to submit design proposals for green infrastructure on public, private, govern . . .
DC Water Christens Giant Tunnel Boring Machine
"Lady Bird" will be lowered underground to begin largest construction project in the Distr . . .
Bryant Street NW Road Closure Begins March 11, 2013
DC Water to Replace Major Transmission Mains in NW DDOT/DC Water Coordinating Road Closure . . .
Clean Rivers Project Construction on Rhode Island Avenue Begins February 22
(Washington, DC) – DC Water will be performing construction activities on and adjacent to Rhode Isla . . .
DC Water In The News
|1/18/12||East of the River and Hill Rag DC Water's Clean Rivers project detailed in Capital Community News publications, including interviews with GM George S. Hawkins and Clean Rivers Project Director Carlton Ray.|
|1/19/11||January 2011 issue of Water Environment & Technology. Several members of Team Blue explain their approach to communication in the January 2011 issue of Water Environment & Technology.|
|12/1/10||DC Water chief: right place, right time General Manager George S. Hawkins explains why investing in water infrastructure is a moral imperative.|
|11/17/10||Brand New Look The DC Water and Sewer Authority reaches out to customers by creating a new look and tagline "Water is Life".|
|09/07/10||Potomac River now healthier than in '50s, study shows The Potomac River is cleaner now than it has been in decades, thanks largely to upgrades at Washington's [Blue Plains] sewage plant.|
|04/25/10||In D.C., the right questions about water safety DC Water General Manager George S. Hawkins responds to Ms. Rose Overbey's Local Opinion, published April 25.|
|03/31/10||Potomac River areas smell relief DC Water begins work on six filtration buildings planned for Potomac Interceptor to reduce odors.|
|03/24/10||The Kojo Nnamdi ShowWAMU's Kojo Nnamdi talks with General Manager Hawkins about replacing aging water and sewer infrastructure, the temporary change in tap water disinfectant, and water pollution control.|
|03/15/10||Saving U.S. Water and Sewer Systems Would Be Costly New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg shadowed General Manager George Hawkins to write about the state of water and sewer infrastructure in the nation's capital.|
|03/09/10||Snowstorms Triple Trash in Anacostia River DC Water skimmer boats work five days a week to clean up the massive amounts of trash in the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers.|
|12/18/09||Group Suggests Residents Use Water Filters DC Water General Manager George Hawkins responds to Environmental Working Group recommendation that DC Residents use water filters before drinking water — "we both satisfy legal requirements and health requirements."|
|12/07/09||Northwest DC Residents Asked to Boil Water as Precaution WJLA presents a story about DC Water's Boil Water Alert and the precautions being taken by area residents.|
|11/25/09||Ride Along With DC's Hydrant Patrol Watch NBC Washington's story about the Hydrant Patrol.|
|11/13/09||DC Residents And Officials Unclog Storm Drains "On a [rainy day], we're doing site-specific requests to respond to challenges. We find them, we clean the catch basin and it usually solves the problem," says DC Water General Manager George Hawkins. To report a clogged storm drain, call DC Water at 202-612-3400.|
|10/28/09||Thousands of DC families could have a big problem on their hands interview with General Manager George S. Hawkins about the Report on galvanized plumbing and lead contamination released by DC Water and detailed in the "What We Do" section of this website.|
|10/28/09||Water Worries Fox News follows up on galvanized pipe issues presented in the DC Water funded Report on galvanized plumbing and lead contamination released by DC Water and detailed in the "What We Do" section of this website.|
|1/23/09||Cold Brings Rash of Broken Water Mains NBC Washington discusses how the aging infrastructure and acidic soil contribute to water main breaks during freezing temperatures.|