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|April 9, 2013||Tunnel Boring Machine Naming Ceremony|
|July 18, 2012||75th Anniversary|
|May 17, 2011||A Greener Blue Plains|
DO NOT DRINK Advisory Lifted for Affected DC Water Customers
**Effective December 19, 2014 - 4 PM** . . .
Notification of Water Supply Change
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) advises customers who live in parts of . . .
DC Water names giant tunnel boring machine to be used on largest construction project in the District since Metro
– Cardinal Donald Wuerl from the Archdiocese of Washington blesses the TBM before its two and a half . . .
M Street Restoration Work Continues
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on M Street, SE as part of the DC . . .
DC Water wins Regional “Deal of the Year” award by The Bond Buyer
DC Water among five regional and three specialty deals recognized . . .
DC Water General Manager George Hawkins named a “2014 Public Official of the Year” by GOVERNING Magazine
Nine exceptional state and local government officials honored . . .
Lane/Road Closures Continue On and Around Beach Drive
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing sewer inspection activities on Beach Drive NW and a number . . .
Heavy Construction for First Street Tunnel Project is Underway- Commuters/Through Traffic Travelers are Advised to Seek Alternative Routes
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities in four surface locations in the B . . .
M Street Road Closure to Begin October 1
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on M Street, SE as part of the Cle . . .
Bryant Street NW Road Closure Begins March 11, 2013
DC Water to Replace Major Transmission Mains in NW DDOT/DC Water Coordinating Road Closure . . .
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.|