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2014

Date Headline
6/30/14 DC Water Promotes Water Awareness at Its Annual Children’s Festival
Washington, DC – The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) hosted its annual Chi . . .
6/30/14 *MEDIA ADVISORY* DC Water to Issue Green Century Bonds
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority is proposing to issue taxable fixed rate Century . . .
6/27/14 DC Water, Residents and Mayors Task Force Celebrate Progress in Bloomingdale/LeDroit Park
- Groundbreaking for First Street Tunnel to hold stormwater underneath the streets, and a celebratio . . .
6/20/14 Mayor Gray and DC Water GM Hawkins celebrate flood mitigation projects in Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park neighborhoods
—Groundbreaking for First Street Tunnel and celebration of two other measures already in operation . . .
6/11/14 DC Water Announces Fourth Annual Children’s Water Drop Festival
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is partnering with John Burroughs Educ . . .
6/2/14 DC Tap Water Wins First Place in 2014 Regional Taste Test
DC Water takes the grand prize for taste among surface water supplies . . .
5/19/14 Eastbound Florida Avenue Lane Closure On or About May 23rd
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on Florida Avenue, NW as part of . . .
5/16/14 DC Water investigating Possible Sanitary Sewer Overflow in C & O Canal National Historical Park
-- Portion of Capital Crescent Trail Closed -- . . .
5/6/14 Northbound South Capitol Street Lane Shift On or About May 12th
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on South Capitol Street, SE as pa . . .
5/2/14 DC Water invites media to celebrate Drinking Water Week, May 4 - 10
DC Water and regional water utilities are highlighting the value of tap water during National Drinki . . .
5/1/14 Sewage clean up near Capital Crescent Trail
Tunnel and portion of trail closed . . .
5/1/14 National Capital Region Taps into Drinking Water Week
Events in the Washington area celebrate the value of tap water . . .
4/25/14 DC Water Asks Customers to Properly Dispose of Medications
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 26, 2014 . . .
4/11/14 DC Water Construction Continuation on 16th Street will Result in Lane Closures on April 12
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on 16th Street, NW as part of its . . .
4/8/14 DC Waters Greening of Irving Street Continues
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is implementing green infrastructure on Irving Street as part of the Cle . . .
4/1/14 Reminder: DC Water Hosting Meetings with Customers
Locations Set for Town Hall Meetings in All 8 Wards . . .
3/26/14 DC Water opens new green, multi-functional Visitor Center at Blue Plains
Built to LEED silver standards, the new Visitor Center/Warehouse building houses classroom and educa . . .
3/21/14 Northeast Boundary Tunnel Construction Brings Lane Closures to Rhode Island Avenue Beginning March 24
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on Rhode Island Avenue, NW as part . . .
3/18/14 DC Water and UPO Promote Fix a Leak Week, March 17-23
Washington, DC – Do you have a leaky faucet? How about a running toilet or a dripping showerhead? To . . .
3/12/14 Meet your water utility in your ward
DC Water announces 2014 town hall meetings with General Manager George S. Hawkins . . .
3/11/14 Spring Cleaning in the Region’s Drinking Water System
Customers may notice a slight change in taste and smell . . .
3/10/14 DC Water extends comment period for proposed modifications to the Long Term Control Plan to include green infrastructure
Today DC Water General Manager George S. Hawkins announced a 30-day extension to the public comment . . .
3/7/14 DC Water Lifts Boil Water Advisory for all affected customers – Effective 11:30 a.m. March 7, 2014
It is no longer necessary to boil your tap water or consume bottled water . . .
3/7/14 Northeast Boundary Tunnel Construction Brings Lane Closures to Florida Avenue and 3rd Street Beginning March 10
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on Florida Avenue, NW and 3rd Stre . . .
3/6/14 DC Water Boil Water Advisory Continues: Interactive Map Available
Update 1:30 p.m., March 6, 2014 . . .
3/5/14 Boil Water Advisory Continues for Isolated Area in NW Washington DC
Updated March 5, 2014 at 11:35 p.m. . . .
3/5/14 DC Water Issues Precautionary Boil Water Advisory
Effective Immediately March 5, 2014 Revised at 7:15pm . . .
2/21/14 DC Water to Hold a Public Meeting on the Pressure Zone Improvement Program on February 26
Meeting Notice . . .
2/19/14 DC Water to Hold a Public Meeting on the Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project on February 27
Meeting Notice . . .
2/7/14 McMillan Construction Brings Traffic Impacts to First Street
Updated Closure Information for Week of February 10 . . .
2/6/14 Bitter Cold January Causes Flood of Water Emergency Calls
January’s bitter cold may have driven many people indoors, but for DC Water’s repair crews, there wa . . .
1/30/14 DC Water holds two public meetings on proposal to modify Long Term Control Plan to include green infrastructure
DC Water’s Clean Rivers Team will publicly present and explain its proposal to leverage green infras . . .
1/29/14 DC Water expands backwater valve program for residents in Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park neighborhoods
January 29, 2014-- DC Water today announced it is expanding its backwater valve (BWV) program to hel . . .
1/27/14 Prepare your Pipes for the Next Cold Snap
--and what to do if they freeze-- . . .
1/22/14 DC Water unveils proposed modifications to the Long Term Control Plan to include green infrastructure
WASHINGTON, DC - Today DC Water General Manager George S. Hawkins and the DC Water Clean Rivers Team . . .
1/17/14 McMillan Construction Continues on North Capitol Street
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on First Street, NW as part of the . . .
1/16/14 McMillan Construction Brings Traffic Impacts to First Street
Updated Closure Information for Week of January 20 . . .
1/16/14 Green Infrastructure Summit: DC Water to unveil proposed modifications to the Long Term Control Plan to include green infrastructure
Join DC Water General Manager George S. Hawkins and DC Water’s Clean Rivers Team as they unveil prop . . .
1/9/14 DC Water Announces Green Infrastructure Challenge Winners, Unveils Innovative Designs
-- Authority awards first phase of more than $1 million total in prize money -- . . .
1/2/14 McMillan Construction Brings Traffic Impacts to First Street
Updated Closure Information for Week of January 6 . . .
1/2/14 *MEDIA ADVISORY* - DC Water to announce Green Infrastructure Challenge winners, unveil innovative projects to green District neighborhoods
More than $1 million to be awarded to winners in two phases of competition . . .
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2013

Date Headline
12/24/13 McMillan Construction Brings Traffic Impacts to First Street
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on First Street, NW as part of the . . .
12/18/13 McMillan Construction Brings Traffic Impacts to First Street
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on First Street, NW as part of the . . .
12/5/13 DC Water Employees Kick Off Annual Holiday Gift Drive
This year’s drive honors former colleague and AFSCME Local 2091 President James Ivey . . .
11/27/13 MCMILLAN CONSTRUCTION COMES TO FIRST STREET
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is set to begin construction on First Street, NW as part of the McMillan . . .
10/8/13 DC WATER TO PRESENT PRELIMINARY PLANS AND GATHER PUBLIC INPUT ON THE PROPOSED NORTHEAST BOUNDARY TUNNEL
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) will hold a public meeting to present . . .
10/7/13 DC Water’s Fourth Tunnel Boring Machine Journeying Underground for Clean Rivers
DC Water’s fourth tunnel boring machine (TBM) is chewing its way under Tingey Street today to create . . .
10/4/13 DC Water selects Skanska/Jay Dee Joint Venture to build First Street Tunnel, a measure to reduce localized flooding in NW DC
The DC Water Board of Directors yesterday approved the construction contract to build the First Stre . . .
9/5/13 DC Tap Water Defeats Bottled Water in Blind Taste Test
63% of DC residents prefer tap water or could not tell the difference between tap and bottled water . . .
8/27/13 Free Tap Water on the Go – There’s an App for That
DC Water and regional partners announce launch of the “TapIt Metro DC” app . . .
8/26/13 Increase in Truck Traffic on South Capitol Street August 27- 28
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on South Capitol Street as part of . . .
8/5/13 DC Water welcomes new Chief Information Officer
DC Water today named Thomas Kuczynski as its new Chief Information Officer, announced General Manage . . .
7/26/13 DC Water Issues $300 Million in Bond Financing
DC Water issued $300 million in bonds this week in a successful, one-day sale. DC Water issues long- . . .
7/17/13 DC Water awards $215M Pump Station contract to protect District waterways and the Chesapeake Bay
DC Water saves roughly $500 million on mandated project with innovative solution . . .
7/9/13 DC Water Conducts Taste Test Challenge: Bottled vs. Tap Water
Is it tap or not tap? This is the question that DC Water’s Outreach Team will ask customers at a ser . . .
6/21/13 DC Water Weekend Construction Impacts Travel on 16th Street, NW
(Washington, DC)–DC Water is performing construction activities on 16th Street, NW as part of its St . . .
6/21/13 Residents urged to beat the heat without opening fire hydrants
Tampering with hydrants is illegal, dangerous, can cause low water pressure throughout a neighborhoo . . .
6/6/13 DC Water Presents Annual Children’s Water Festival
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is collaborating with Garfield Element . . .
6/4/13 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 . . .
5/30/13 DC Water, National Park Service, Community Groups Celebrate Fresh Air Along Potomac Interceptor
It’s been more than a decade in the making but the day has finally arrived. Join DC Water, the Natio . . .
5/28/13 Sewer Repairs at 14th and F Nearing Completion; Road Closures Still in Effect
DC Water and contractor crews remain on the scene at 14th and F Streets, NW where they have complete . . .
5/28/13 Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, DC Water and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to provide update on repairs at 14th and F Streets, NW
DDOT and DC Water will provide updates on repairs to the sewer infrastructure utilities and roadway . . .
5/22/13 Sinkhole Damage at 14th and F Streets, NW Will Require Complex Repairs to Sewer Line
DC Water and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) crews remain on the scene of a hole that o . . .
5/6/13 DC WATER encourages “getting to know your H2O” during Drinking Water Week 2013
It is National Drinking Water Week and DC Water is among the many water utilities and professionals . . .
5/3/13 DC Water awards $253M Tunnel Contract for Clean Rivers Project
The DC Water Board of Directors recently approved the Authoritys second-largest contract to date, fo . . .
5/2/13 Northbound South Capitol Street Lane Shift Begins May 3
(Washington, DC) – DC Water, in coordination with the District Department of Transportation, is per . . .
4/24/13 DC Water and the District Department of Health Promotes National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Will Offer Local Collection Sites on April 27 . . .
4/22/13 DC Water Protects the Environment on Earth Day…and Every Day
Today is Earth Day and hundreds of millions are celebrating. DC Water joins the celebration, today a . . .
4/18/13 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 . . .
4/9/13 DC Water Christens Giant Tunnel Boring Machine
"Lady Bird" will be lowered underground to begin largest construction project in the Distr . . .
4/4/13 DC Water Names Underwriters for Future Bond Sales
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) today announced the new slate of firms . . .
3/27/13 DC Water Emergency Repair Results in Temporary Lane Closures at M and Water Streets, SE Beginning March 26
(Washington, DC) – Beginning Tuesday, March 26, 2013, DC Water will be performing emergency work to . . .
3/18/13 DC Water Reminds Customers to Conserve Water During Fix a Leak Week, March 18-24
Leaky faucets, toilet flappers and showerheads are common sources of wasted water. To help reduce th . . .
3/12/13 Meet your Water Utility in your Ward
DC Water Announces Town Hall Meetings with General Manager George Hawkins . . .
3/11/13 Spring Cleaning the Water Distribution System
From March 18 through April 29, 2013, the disinfectant in drinking water will temporarily switch fro . . .
3/8/13 DC Water Board of Directors Approves Strategic Plan
Blue Horizon 2020 Sets Vision for the Future of the Authority . . .
2/22/13 DC Water Extends Water Drop Mascot Auditions
By popular demand, DC Water will host one more round of auditions for a new Water Drop mascot. If yo . . .
2/21/13 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 . . .
2/13/13 DC Water Searching For Next Water Drop Mascot
Do you have what it takes to be a water drop? If so, come out and show us what you got! WHAT: D . . .
2/7/13 DC Water Appoints Two New Executives
Chiefs of Finance, External Affairs Named . . .
2/4/13 DC Water Launches First-Ever Water Drop Mascot Auditions
Do you have talent and swagger? Can you make people laugh with non-verbal communication? If so, the . . .
1/2/13 DC Water Gives Customers One-time Rebate
DC Water will issue a one-time rebate to customers in the form of a credit on their monthly bill. So . . .
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2012

Date Headline
12/18/12 EPA Announces Clean Rivers, Green District Partnership With District of Columbia and DC Water
Green Infrastructure Initiative Supports Sustainable D.C. Goals . . .
12/7/12 District Breaks Ground on Large-Scale Flood Relief for Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park
NE Boundary Neighborhood Protection Project to Come Online in Stages, Beginning Early 2014 . . .
12/6/12 Clean Rivers Project Construction on First Street, NW Begins December 10
(Washington, DC) – DC Water will be performing construction activities along First Street, NW as par . . .
11/27/12 DC Water and DPW to Launch 11th Annual Holiday Gift Drive
Employees continue their tradition of providing for hundreds of families . . .
10/31/12 A Letter to Our Customers, From General Manager George S. Hawkins
Dear Valued Customer, We hope you and your families are safe. Severe weather can be stressful and . . .
10/31/12 Please Help Keep Leaves Out of Catch Basins
Catch basins (also known as storm drains) are an often overlooked part of the District’s infrastruct . . .
10/26/12 DC Water Prepares for Hurricane Sandy
Offers tips to customers for preparing at home . . .
10/15/12 Bottled Water Consumers: DC Tap Water Tastes Better
When asked to taste blind samples of tap water and bottled water, more than half of people rank tap . . .
9/28/12 DC Water Encourages Residents to Drop-off Unwanted and Expired Medications
The Drug Enforcement Administration Will Offer Local Collection Sites on September 29 . . .
9/21/12 810 First Street business office walk-in hours will change to 8:30am-5pm
Please note that beginning Monday October 15, 2012, the 810 First Street business office walk-in hou . . .
9/7/12 Mayor’s Task Force on Bloomingdale Flooding Announces Short-Term Relief Measures
Storm Drains and Porous Pavement to Be Installed, Rain Barrels Offered . . .
8/29/12 Congress to Provide Local DC Tap Water for Presidential Inauguration
Senator Chuck Schumer and the Joint Congressional Committee for Inaugural Ceremonies have announced . . .
8/28/12 DC Water Helps Metropolitan Police Department Officers Stay Hydrated
To promote local tap water and keep officers hydrated during the hot summer temperatures, the Distri . . .
8/23/12 DC Water Urges Congress to Choose Local Tap Water for Presidential Inauguration
Following a recent announcement that bottled water will be served at the 57th Presidential Inaugurat . . .
8/21/12 DC Water Taste Test Challenge Series: Tap Water versus Bottled Water
Can you tell a difference between tap water and bottled water? Test your drinking water preferences . . .
8/20/12 Westbound M Street Lane Closure Begins August 20
(Washington, DC) – DC Water will resume construction on M Street, NW as part of the Large Valve Repl . . .
8/2/12 Temporary Single Lane Conditions Planned for Northbound South Capitol Street
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on South Capitol Street, SE as pa . . .
7/27/12 DC Water General Manager George Hawkins Testifies at House Hearing on U.S. EPAs Integrated Planning Framework
July 26, 2012 - DC Water General Manager George S. Hawkins testified Wednesday on behalf of the Nati . . .
7/20/12 DC Water Addresses Sewer Back-ups in Bloomingdale, Flood-prone Neighborhoods
**UPDATE: Sandbag Distribution Venue Changed to RFK Stadium** . . .
7/18/12 75 Years of Clean Water in the Metro Washington Region
Federal, regional and District dignitaries join in celebration . . .
6/21/12 What Is Happening on M Street, SE?
As part of our Clean Rivers Project, DC Water contractors are preparing to install a new diversion s . . .
6/21/12 DC Water, Fire Department: Leave Fire Hydrants Alone
Public is urged to find other ways to beat the heat as temperatures rise . . .
6/12/12 Water Quality Report: DC Tap is Clean, Reliable
2012 Drinking Water Quality Report Published . . .
5/21/12 DC Water Helps Connect Students to their Water Resources at Spring Children’s Water Festival
In partnership with Anne Beers Elementary School, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority . . .
5/9/12 Water is Life!
Celebrate tap water during Drinking Water Week . . .
5/8/12 Drinking Water Week reminds North Americans of incredible value of water systems
This week marks National Drinking Water Week and DC Water joins the American Water Works Association . . .
4/25/12 DC Water Invites District Schools to Name Tunnel Boring Machine
$30 million machine to build tunnel under the Anacostia River . . .
4/25/12 DC Water General Manager George Hawkins Wins National Environmental Achievement Award
DC Water General Manager George S. Hawkins received the National Environmental Achievement Award fro . . .
4/12/12 Northbound South Capitol Street Lane Closure Begins April 13
DC Water Construction for Clean Rivers Project DDOT/DC Water Coordinating Lane Closure . . .
3/29/12 DC Water Joins Regional Utilities, Area Governments in Regional Emergency Response Exercise
Exercise will run from April 2-4 . . .
3/28/12 DC Water Takes Action During Earth Month…and every day
Worldwide, hundreds of millions of people celebrate Earth Day. Here in the U.S., millions celebrate . . .
3/21/12 DC Water Issues $277 Million in Bonds in New Financing, Securing Lowest Interest Rate Ever
DC Water also saves millions in interest by re-issuing $163 million in debt at much lower interest . . .
3/19/12 Spring Cleaning the Water Distribution System
From March 26 through May 7, 2012, the disinfectant in drinking water will temporarily switch from c . . .
3/14/12 Emergency Meeting of the Board of Directors
The DC Water Board of Directors is holding an emergency meeting on Friday, March 16, 2012, 10:00 a.m . . .
3/12/12 A New, Easy Way for DC Water Customers to Report a Problem
dcwater.com/problem now active for any mobile web browser . . .
3/12/12 DC Water Promotes Fix a Leak Week, March 12-18
To help consumers save water and improve water efficiency in the home, the District of Columbia Wate . . .
3/7/12 All Three Principal Credit Rating Agencies Demonstrate Confidence in DC Water
S&P Upgrades, Fitch and Moodys Reaffirm DC Water Bond Ratings . . .
3/6/12 Pepco Energy Services Selected by DC Water to Build and Operate a $170 million Combined Heat & Power Plant at the World’s Largest Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant
Full project to create energy from wastewater treatment . . .
3/5/12 Meet Your Water Utility in Your Ward
DC Water Announces Town Hall Meetings with General Manager George Hawkins . . .
2/14/12 DC Water Wins 2012 National Environmental Achievement Award
NACWA recognizes collaborative research efforts with its Research and Technology Award for innovativ . . .
1/19/12 DC Water Moves Permitting Operations to Southwest DC, conveniently co-located with DCRA, DDOT and DDOE
Now offering fast track service. Some new fees in effect. . . .
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2011

Date Headline
12/28/11 January 5th Board of Directors meeting to begin at 9:30 a.m.
The start time for the January 5, 2012 DC Water Board of Directors meeting has moved back to 9:30 a. . . .
12/21/11 DC Waters Floatable Debris Unit Recognized for Environmental Stewardship
Anacostia Community Boathouse Association (ACBA) bestows one of its highest honors on DC Water skimm . . .
12/1/11 Temperatures drop, water main breaks rise…and DC Water is ready
Across the country, cold weather, aging water infrastructure cause more breaks . . .
11/23/11 DC Water and DPW to Launch 10th Annual Holiday Gift Drive
Employees have provided holiday baskets for over 1,000 families . . .
10/31/11 DC Water Makes First Splash with Children’s Water Drop Festival
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) teamed up with the District Department . . .
10/26/11 DC Department of Health, Metropolitan Police Department & DC Water Encourage Residents to Drop-off Unwanted and Expired Medications at Local Take-back Sites
The Drug Enforcement Administration Will Offer Local Collection Sites on October 29 . . .
10/19/11 Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) Recognizes DC Water’s Biosolids Project as One of Greenest Projects in the World
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) recognized DC Water with its Award for Excellence i . . .
10/13/11 Gus Bass Honored with a Service Award by the Associated General Contractors of Metropolitan Washington
Washington, DC – Gus Bass, Manager, Engineering Management Services of DC Water, received the Washin . . .
10/12/11 DC Water Breaks Ground on $2.6 Billion Clean Rivers Project -- Largest Construction Project in DC Since Building of Metro
Senator Benjamin Cardin, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Vincent Gray and other dignitari . . .
9/27/11 DC Water Assistant General Manager Charles Kiely Recognized for Lifetime Outstanding Achievement
Award Recognizes First-of-its-Kind Use of AMR Data in Water Utility . . .
9/21/11 DC Water GM George S. Hawkins Named 2011 Environmental Leader by Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
George S. Hawkins, General Manager of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), . . .
9/16/11 DC Water Celebrates World Water Monitoring Day with Local Students
DC Water will participate in a kick-off event to celebrate World Water Monitoring Day. Joining the W . . .
9/14/11 Eastbound Canal Road Lane Closure - Work Extended
(Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), in coordination wi . . .
9/1/11 Local Teams Compete in Operations Challenge
Speed and Skill Tested in “Water and Sewer Olympics” . . .
8/26/11 DC Water Prepares for Hurricane Irene
August 26, 2011 – WASHINGTON, DC – In preparation for Hurricane Irene, the District of Columbia Wate . . .
7/26/11 Statement on EPA Anacostia River Lawsuit
Washington, DC -- District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) General Manager George . . .
7/21/11 DC Water’s Blue Plains Wins Operations Award
Industry Association Recognizes Plant for Sixth Consecutive Year . . .
7/11/11 Broad Branch Road, NW Closed for Emergency Sanitary Sewer Line Repair Work
Repair Work Will Take Place Between Brandywine Street and Ridge Road . . .
6/21/11 District of Columbia Residents: Your Tap Water Results
2010 Drinking Water Quality Report Published . . .
6/9/11 National Park Service and DC Water Announce Parking Impacts at Old Angler’s Inn
(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) continues constru . . .
6/1/11 DC Water, Restaurants Team Up with TapIt to Provide Free Water on the Go
TapIt network of refillable water bottle locations spans 22 states and DC . . .
5/23/11 DC Water, Fire Department: Leave Fire Hydrants Alone
Residents urged to find other ways to beat the heat as temperatures rise . . .
5/17/11 DC Water Breaks Ground on $1.4 Billion in Environmental Projects at Blue Plains Plant: DC Water first in North America to use thermal hydrolysis for wastewater treatment
Mayor Gray, Dignitaries, Usher in New Era of Technology: One project turns waste into power; the oth . . .
5/5/11 DC Water Awards $330M Tunnel Contract for Clean Rivers Project
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) Board of Directors . . .
5/4/11 Greening of DC Water Fleet Continues with Electric Car Purchases
One of two new Chevy Volts assigned to General Manager . . .
4/28/11 Spring Cleaning for Water Distribution Pipes Ends May 2
WASHINGTON, DC - The annual drinking water disinfectant switch from chloramine to chlorine will end . . .
4/27/11 DC Department of Health and DC Water Encourage Residents to Surrender Unwanted and Expired Medications
The Drug Enforcement Administration Will Offer Local Collection Sites on April 30 . . .
4/19/11 DC Water Celebrates Earth Week throughout the District
WASHINGTON, DC – In celebration of Earth Week, DC Water provides educational programs focusing on wa . . .
4/12/11 DC Water Releases Cartoon Explaining Massive Environmental Project
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) has commissioned a . . .
4/8/11 DC Water Statement on Potential Federal Government Shutdown
Because of the unique structure and constitutional status of the District Government, the operating . . .
3/16/11 DC Water Hosts The World Walks for Water 6K
DC Water understands that water is life. We are participating in the World Walks for Water 6K in sup . . .
3/15/11 Spring Cleaning for Water Distribution Pipes to Start March 21
WASHINGTON, DC – From March 21 through May 2, 2011, the disinfectant in drinking water will temporar . . .
3/10/11 DC Water Celebrates "Fix a Leak Week," March 14-20
Finding and fixing household leaks can help save thousands of gallons of water a year. Because minor . . .
3/2/11 DC Water Announces Town Hall Meetings
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Beginning this month, The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Wate . . .
2/23/11 DC Water Announces Work Schedule For Operation Clean Air Site
(Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) resumes constructio . . .
2/17/11 DC Water Board Approves 2012 Budget
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) Board of Directors . . .
2/11/11 DC Water Joins Water Sector and Environmental Groups in Sign-on Letter Urging Congress to Emphasize Water Quality in Upcoming Farm Bill
Washington, DC – The DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) joins a coalition of municipal water an . . .
1/26/11 Finance and Budget Committee Meeting Postponed
Because of impending inclement weather, the DC Water Board of Directors has postponed the Thursday, . . .
1/7/11 DC Water Applauds Federal Announcement on Fluoride Levels
Washington, DC – Today, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rev . . .
1/6/11 DC Water Offers to Help Congress Cut Budget and Save Environment
It was widely reported this week that new Speaker of the House John Boehner announced plans to cut t . . .
1/4/11 DC Water Collaborates with Virginia Tech to Identify Lead Risks in Water
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is partnering with Virginia Tech Colle . . .
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2010

Date Headline
12/23/10 GM George Hawkins to Appear on Channel 8 (TBD) at 10:00 am 12/23/2010
DC Waters General Manager George S. Hawkins will appear today on Bruce DePuyts program at 10:00 am t . . .
12/20/10 DC Water responds on Chromium-6 report
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is regulated by the U.S. Environmental . . .
12/14/10 DC Water Releases Environmental Assessment for Restoration Work at Fort Stanton Park
In partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Author . . .
12/2/10 DC Water Reaffirms its Understanding of Lead
In response to a recent study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the . . .
12/1/10 DC Water Awarded Patent for Innovative Use of Technology in Blue Plains Operations
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority . . .
11/23/10 DC Water and DPW Launch 9th Annual Holiday Gift Drive
Employees have provided holiday baskets for over 1,000 families . . .
11/8/10 DC Water General Manager Announces New General Counsel
Randy E. Hayman has joined the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) as General . . .
11/5/10 Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region Hosts Anacostia River Clean Up at RFK Stadium
Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region announces that nearly 200 youth and adults will par . . .
11/1/10 Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region Hosts Anacostia River Clean-Up at RFK Stadium
Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region announces that nearly 150 youth and adults will par . . .
10/26/10 District Hosts Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
Week-long Activities Focus on Protecting Child and Family Health . . .
9/23/10 DC Department of Health & DC Water Encourage Residents to Surrender Unwanted and Expired Medications The Drug Enforcement Administration Will Offer Local Collection Sites on September 25
Washington, DC – The DC Department of Health (DOH) and the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Auth . . .
9/22/10 DC Water Honored for Outstanding Budget Presentation and Financial Reporting
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has recognized th . . .
9/20/10 The Taste Test Challenge: District Residents Reveal No Preference in Bottled or Tap Water
Many people think local tap water tastes better than bottled water, or are simply unable to identify . . .
9/16/10 DC Water Sponsors Taste Test
DC Water will conduct the DC Water Taste Test Challenge. Participants will taste water samples and a . . .
9/15/10 DC Water Celebrates World Water Monitoring Day
DC Water joins the Water Environment Federation, the International Water Association, and other envi . . .
9/10/10 DC Water and U.S. EPA Agree on Operating Permit Limits for Protection of Chesapeake Bay
To improve the health of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater T . . .
9/8/10 DC Water, EPA Announce New Operating Permit for Blue Plains
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will re-issue DC Water an operating permit for the Bl . . .
8/31/10 District Residents May Apply for Utility Discounts at Convention Center Friday, September 3
Joint Utility Discount Day (JUDD) is Friday, September 3 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Walter E. Wash . . .
8/4/10 DC Water Honored for Innovative Research to Protect the Chesapeake Bay
A national clean water association has recognized the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority . . .
7/29/10 Hydration Donation: DC Water Donates Water Coolers to District Youth Sports Programs
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) General Manager George S. Hawkins presente . . .
7/22/10 “Hidden” DC Water infrastructure front and center in July 25 issue of Washington Post Magazine
The July 25 issue of Washington Post Magazine features a photo essay by architect and photographer D . . .
6/24/10 Beat the Heat, But Leave Fire Hydrants Alone
As summer heats up, DC Fire and EMS and DC Water remind District residents not to open fire hydrants . . .
6/23/10 District of Columbia Residents: Here’s What’s in Your Tap Water
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Released . . .
6/15/10 A Fresh Brand for Clean Water in the Nation’s Capital
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Now Known as DC Water . . .
6/11/10 A Fresh Brand for Clean Water in the Nation’s Capital
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority to Unveil New Trade Name, Logo, Slogan . . .
6/8/10 DC WASA Honored for Bettering Society through Technology
Named 2010 Laureate by Computerworld Honors Program . . .
6/1/10 DC WASA to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Rate Increase
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) is hosting a Public Hearing to discuss . . .
5/25/10 Response to May 21 Washington Post story
Friday’s Washington Post report, “Congressional report prompts fear and anger over lead in D.C. wate . . .
5/20/10 DC WASA and National Park Service Break Ground on “Operation Clean Air”
DC WASA to Build Odor-Scrubbing Facilities, Some with New Public Restrooms . . .
5/20/10 Water Agency Responds to Public Concerns about Lead
Safeguards in Place Since 2004 to Protect Customer Health . . .
5/17/10 DC WASA to Host Meeting on Combined Sewer Overflow Control Work along the Anacostia River
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) is undertaking an ambitious effort to c . . .
5/14/10 Washington Aqueduct Returns to Chloramine to Disinfect Area Tap Water
Yearly Treatment Change Concludes . . .
5/10/10 Proper Disposal of Pharmaceuticals Safeguards Region’s Water
Manner of disposal important, especially during drug recalls . . .
5/4/10 Two Principal Credit Rating Agencies Upgrade DC WASA Bond Ratings
Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings, two of the three principal credit rating agencies, upgr . . .
5/3/10 DC WASA Celebrates National Drinking Water Week May 3 to 9
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) invites District residents, employees a . . .
4/27/10 In D.C., the right questions about water safety
By George S. Hawkins, Washington, D.C. . . .
4/21/10 DC WASA PARTNERS WITH COUNCILMEMBERS TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETINGS
A FIRST FOR AGGRESSIVE OUTREACH . . .
4/20/10 What to Do After a “Do Not Use” Advisory Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do now that the advisory is over? Discard any food, drinks or ice that was prepared w . . .
4/20/10 DC WASA Cancels Advisory for Northwest Customers
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) has cancelled the advisory from this mo . . .
4/20/10 Certain Northwest DC Customers Advised Not to Use Water
WASHINGTON, DC – THIS IS AN UPDATE The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) i . . .
4/19/10 DC WASA Supports Anacostia River “Turn it Around” Plan Unveiled Today
Anacostia River Watershed Partnership includes key federal, state and local officials with aggressiv . . .
4/14/10 Electrical Fire at Pumping Station Causes Minor Overflow
A small electrical fire developed at approximately 11:30 a.m. today at the DC Water and Sewer Author . . .
4/13/10 DC WASA Celebrates Earth Week with Conservation Education and River Clean Up
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) is participating in Earth Week activiti . . .
3/24/10 Waterwise Landscaping & Watering Guides are Here
Save Water, and Save Money, in Your Landscaping . . .
3/16/10 DC WASA Hosts Meeting on Potomac Interceptor
On Monday, March 22 at 6:30 pm, DC WASA will host a meeting to provide an update on the Potomac Inte . . .
3/11/10 “Fix a Leak Week” is March 15-21
(Washington, DC) – Minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each y . . .
3/10/10 Be Counted in 2010!
The 2010 Census is Easy, Quick and Confidential . . .
3/3/10 DC WASA Earns 13th Consecutive Unqualified Audit Opinion
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) has received its 13th consecutive unqua . . .
3/1/10 Public hearing on proposed Notice of Rulemaking to Amend the District of Columbia Fire Protection Service Fee
A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Metropolit . . .
2/22/10 DC WASA Partners with EPA’s WaterSense® Program to Promote Water Efficiency
(Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) has partnered with t . . .
2/22/10 Finance and Budget and Retail Rates Committee Meetings Cancelled
The Finance and Budget Committee and the Retail Rates Committee meetings scheduled for Tuesday, Febr . . .
2/18/10 DC WASA Seeks Assistance in Clearing Out Catch Basins and Fire Hydrants
DC WASA General Manager George S. Hawkins is making a plea to the residents of the District of Colum . . .
2/12/10 DC WASA Encourages Residents and Businesses to Clear Snow Around Catch Basins and Hydrants
(Washington, DC) – As cleanup efforts continue following a record-breaking snowfall in the District . . .
2/4/10 DC WASA Board Approves 2011 Budget, Funding Critical Infrastructure and Environmental Protection Projects
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) Board of Directors h . . .
2/2/10 Fresh Brand for Clean Water: DC Water and Sewer Authority and WVSA ARTs connection Sponsor Logo Contest
Winner to receive $2,000 and publicity appearance . . .
1/22/10 DC WASA Work to Impact Traffic on Rock Creek Parkway
The DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) will be performing construction, beginning on Monday, Feb . . .
1/11/10 Washington Aqueduct Announces Temporary Disinfectant Change
Annual change helps keep District, Arlington County and Falls Church water pipes clean . . .
1/4/10 DC WASA To Host Fourth Consulting Party Meeting on the St. Elizabeths Water Tower
DC WASA and Councilman Marion Barry are hosting the fouth Consulting Party Meeting to discuss the pr . . .
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2009

Date Headline
12/14/09 DC WASA is Notified of Change in Water Treatment Disinfection
Washington DC — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 notified the DC Water . . .
12/9/09 DC WASA CANCELS PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ADVISORY
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) has cancelled the precautionary boil wa . . .
12/8/09 Cold Weather Contributes to Water Main Breaks
As the weather turns cold, water main breaks become increasingly more common. Pipe corrosion, soil c . . .
12/7/09 DC WASA ISSUES PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR CUSTOMERS IN PORTION OF NORTHWEST DC
Washington, DC – December 7, 2009- The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) is i . . .
12/1/09 DC WASA and DPW Help Brighten the Holiday Season for District Families Affected by HIV and AIDS
Employees participate in 8th Annual Bread for the Soul Toy and Food Drive . . .
11/19/09 IBM and DC WASA Flow Technology into Washington DC’s Water and Sewer System
District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority to automate water and sewer system and create business . . .
10/21/09 DC WASA To Host Additional Public Meetings on River Cleanup Efforts
As part of its ongoing public outreach commitment, DC WASA has scheduled two additional Combined Sew . . .
10/19/09 DC WASA Welcomes New General Manager
George S. Hawkins takes helm at DC WASA after serving as DDOE Director . . .
10/16/09 DC Water and Sewer Authority Releases Study of Lead Levels in Water Associated with Residential Galvanized Plumbing
HDR Engineering Inc. Reports That In-Home Plumbing Can Potentially Be Source of Lead . . .
10/5/09 DC WASA Hosts Industry Outreach Meeting on Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan Tunnel Program
Engineering Design and Construction Service Providers Invited to Attend . . .
9/29/09 DC WASA Recognized By CIO Magazine as “Top 100”
-- Innovative Solution Enables Forward-Looking Capabilities-- . . .
9/25/09 DC WASA Board of Directors Lowers Proposed Rate Increase
DC WASA Board Chairman William M. Walker today announced that the board of directors adopted water a . . .
9/23/09 NACWA recognizes DC WASA with three awards for Research & Technology, Education and Outreach, and Performance
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) honored the DC Water and Sewer Authority (D . . .
9/23/09 Time Change for Finance and Budget Committee
The DC WASA Board of Directors Finance and Budget Committee will meet at 9:30 am instead of the regu . . .
9/17/09 DC WASA Board Chair and Interim General Manager Testimony before the Committee on Public Works and Transportation for the Council of the District of Columbia
On September 16, 2009, DC WASA Board Chair William M. Walker and Interim General Manager Avis M. Rus . . .
9/16/09 PUBLIC MEETING ON PROJECTS TO CONTROL COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOWS TO THE ANACOSTIA RIVER
Who: The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) invites citizens, employees and in . . .
9/3/09 New General Manager for DC WASA Named
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) board of directors today announced the . . .
8/20/09 DC WASA to Host Meeting on Environmental Impact and Benefits of Combined Sewer Overflow Control Work along the Anacostia River
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) is undertaking an ambitious effort to c . . .
8/4/09 District Residents May be Eligible for Utility Discounts
Joint Utility Discount Day (JUDD) is Thursday, September 17 . . .
8/4/09 Beginning September 1- New Locations to Pay DC WASA Bill in Person
Customer Information Sessions at 810 First Street, NE . . .
7/31/09 Statement by DC WASA Interim General Manager Avis Marie Russell Regarding Chain Bridge Road Fire
The DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA), in co-operation with District Fire and EMS, is undertaki . . .
7/17/09 DC WASA WINS 9th STRAIGHT FINANCE AWARD FOR BUDGET PRESENTATION
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has recognized th . . .
7/17/09 DC WASA Develops Award-winning Technology to Manage Public Hydrant Data
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) Receives Special Achievement Award for . . .
7/16/09 INITIAL PUBLIC MEETING ON ST. ELIZABETHS WATER TOWER PROJECT
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) invites citizens, employees and interes . . .
7/9/09 Congress Questions Quality of Bottled Water
At a House subcommittee hearing held Wednesday, July 8, 2009, Representatives discussed concerns ove . . .
7/2/09 BOARD SELECTS GENERAL COUNSEL FOR INTERIM POST
GENERAL MANAGER JERRY N. JOHNSON LEAVES DC WASA . . .
7/1/09 DC WASA is Webcasting Board Meetings
July 2, 2009 meeting on website . . .
6/19/09 Independent panel clears DC WASA of influence
Review Panel Finds No Violation of Competing Interests Policy . . .
6/17/09 Please Do Not Turn On Hydrants!
As temperatures rise this summer, DC WASA reminds District residents that tampering with fire hydran . . .
6/9/09 Health and Welfare Benefits Extended to Domestic Partners of DC WASA Employees
The Board of Directors for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) has voted to . . .
6/2/09 DC WASA and DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA)Co-Sponsor Free Informational Fair & Community Cookout
Focus is on Environment, Health and Providing Useful Information on Services and Utilities . . .
5/27/09 “FOR A BETTER HOME…FOR A BETTER COMMUNITY”
“PARA UN MEJOR HOGAR…PARA UNA MEJOR COMUNIDAD” . . .
5/4/09 Washington Aqueduct Returns To Chloramine Disinfectant for Area Tap Water
Yearly Treatment Change Concludes . . .
4/23/09 DC WASA Hosts Public Meetings on Proposed Rate Increase
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) is hosting community meetings to discus . . .
4/21/09 DC WASA Recognized for Efforts to Improve the Anacostia
Agency General Manager Recognized for Years of Work to Control Water Pollution . . .
4/21/09 DC WASA General Manager Testimony before the District Council Committee on Public Works and Transportation
On April 20, 2009, DC WASA General Manager Jerry N. Johnson testified before the District Council Co . . .
4/21/09 DC WASA Performing Inspection on Crosstown Water Tunnel in Northwest DC
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) recently discovered a leak in the two a . . .
4/10/09 Car Breaks Barrier and Partially Enters McMillan Reservoir
A car has partially entered McMillan Reservoir after the driver lost control of the vehicle and brok . . .
4/2/09 GENERAL MANAGER TO LEAVE DC WASA
The Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) announced tod . . .
3/30/09 Yearly, Temporary, Disinfectant Change Helps Keep D.C., Arlington County and Falls Church Water Mains Clean
Washington — For approximately one month, from April 6, 2009 through May 4, 2009, citizens in the Di . . .
3/24/09 Fire Department and DC WASA Begin Springtime Hydrant Inspections
-- New Hydrant Rings Heighten Visibility -- . . .
3/6/09 NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED BOARD COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The Finance and Budget Committee and the Retail Rates Committee meetings originally scheduled for Th . . .
2/25/09 NOTICE OF BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING CANCELLATIONS
The Finance and Budget Committee and the Retail Rates Committee meetings, scheduled for Thursday, Fe . . .
2/11/09 PUBLIC HEARING ON DC WASA SEWER RATE CHANGE
DC WASA wants to hear from you! . . .
2/11/09 DC WASA General Manager Testimony before Joint Public Oversight Hearing on Water Quality in the District of Columbia
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 . . .
2/5/09 Our Pledge to Keep District Drinking Water Safe
Letter to the Editor, The Washington Post By William M. Walker Sunday, February 1, 2009; Page B08 . . .
1/28/09 DC WASA Issues $300 Million in Public Utility Senior Lien Revenue Bonds
Both Retail and Institutional Oversubscribed . . .
1/28/09 DC WASA responds to recent articles on drinking water and public health, reassuring consumers that District drinking water is safe
We share the community’s concern about water quality and public health issues that have been raised . . .
1/25/09 DC WASA Hosts Public Education Sessions During Review of Lead Water Pipe Removal Program
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) Board of Directors is reviewing options to . . .
1/22/09 Extreme Cold Causing Leaks
Investigation and Repair Crews Working Around the Clock . . .
1/21/09 Fitch Upgrades DC WASA’s Financial Outlook to “Positive”
Other Rating Agencies Affirm Credit Rating . . .
1/16/09 Time Change for the 140th meeting of the Board of Directors
The 140th meeting of the DC WASA Board of Directors will be held at 1:00 pm, instead of the usual 9: . . .
1/9/09 DC WASA budget to fund critical system improvements & new federally mandated environmental programs
DC WASA Board also approves additional assistance to help low-income customers . . .
1/6/09 How to Thaw Frozen Pipes
If you find you have a frozen pipe in your home or business, you should immediately take steps to th . . .
1/5/09 Water Supplier Reports Brief Water Quality Problem
Notice to District of Columbia Water Consumers . . .
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2008

Date Headline
12/30/08 DC WASA earns numerous national awards
DC WASA was recently honored for sustained operational and strategic excellence and for the Blue Pla . . .
12/1/08 WASA and DPW Help Make the Season Bright for Some DC Families
Employees Participate in 7th Annual Bread for the Soul Toy and Food Drive . . .
11/7/08 City, Partners Unveil New Vision for Green DC
Key Players in City’s Green Future Present Analysis of What Green Infrastructure Could Mean for Wate . . .
11/7/08 Preparing Pipes for Winter Weather
As cold weather approaches, there are steps you may take to help prevent frozen pipes in your home. . . .
11/7/08 DC WASA Featured in “Liquid Assets"
Documentary addresses essential infrastructure systems in major cities across the U.S. . . .
10/30/08 DC WASA Receives National Honor For Excellence in Water Utility Management
Once again, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) has been recognized as a na . . .
10/30/08 WASA Receives National Honor For Excellence in Water Utility Management
Once again, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) has been recognized as a na . . .
10/3/08 What does the ring on the hydrant mean?
Hydrant Tagging for Communication Horizontal bands are a new enhancement. A hydrant with a colored . . .
10/1/08 Unprecedented Turnout for Joint Utility Discount Day
Joint Utility Discount Day drew an unprecedented number of DC residents applying for low-income ener . . .
10/1/08 Outgoing DC WASA Chairman Robin B. Martin reflects on the Authority, its accomplishments and challenges, during his tenure.
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has announced his nomination of William M. Walker as Chairman of the DC Water . . .
9/19/08 Joint Utility Discount Day (JUDD) is Tuesday September 30th
Joint Utility Discount Day is a huge annual event where low-income DC residents complete just one si . . .
9/4/08 DC WASA Board Revises Lead Service Line Removal Program
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors today approved a significant m . . .
9/4/08 DC WASA Board of Directors Lowers Proposed Rate Increase
DC WASA Board Chairman Robin B. Martin today announced that the Board of Directors approved a water . . .
9/3/08 135th Meeting of the Board of Directors Location Reminder
The 135th Meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2008 in the 4th F . . .
8/15/08 Sewer Separation Project to Improve Health of Anacostia River
DC WASA Eliminating CSOs at Outfall 006 Residents and Businesses Offered Sewer Separation on their . . .
7/31/08 DC WASA Replacing Water Mains in Dupont Circle
$1.6 million project to replace aged underground infrastructure . . .
7/21/08 Change in location for the July Finance and Budget and Governance Committee meetings
The Thursday, July 24, 2008 meeting of the Finance and Budget and Governance Committees will be held . . .
7/14/08 Change in location for July Environmental Quality & Operations and Ad Hoc Drinking Water Quality Committee meetings
The Thursday, July 17, 2008 meetings of the Environmental Quality & Operations and the Ad Hoc Drinki . . .
7/8/08 2008 Marks Blue Plains 70th Anniversary and the International Year of Sanitation
The United Nations has declared 2008 the International Year of Sanitation. It seems fitting that Blu . . .
7/3/08 WASA Proposes Rate Increase for Water and Sewer Services
New Rate Structure Proposed for Combined Sewer Overflow Control . . .
6/19/08 What lies beneath?
An amazing maze of aging water distribution pipelines . . .
6/19/08 Ensure High Quality Drinking Water from the Tap
Once water leaves the public mains and enters household plumbing, especially for long stagnation per . . .
6/19/08 Don't Flush Prescription Drugs
Do you have any unused, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs? To protect our water quality, custo . . .
6/9/08 Open Fire Hydrants Cause Water Pressure and Safety Issues
WASA joins the District fire department in issuing a public safety alert . . .
6/9/08 PLEASE DO NOT TURN ON HYDRANTS
Residents in the District are reminded that unauthorized use of fire hydrants is illegal. Numerous . . .
6/2/08 DC Water and Sewer Authority Offers Three Publications for the Summer Season
Preventing Flooding and Sewer Back-ups- This guide contains important information regarding steps to . . .
5/13/08 Washington Aqueduct Reverts Back To Chloramine Disinfectant for Area Tap Water
This week the Washington Aqueduct reverted back to chloramine from chlorine in the water treatment p . . .
5/12/08 DC WASA Hosts Public meetings on Proposed Water and Sewer Rate Change
DC WASA WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU! . . .
5/12/08 DC WASA and The DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA) Co-sponsor Community Outreach Event Sat., May 31
Informational fair in the Latino community of the District from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Sacre . . .
5/7/08 Celebrating Drinking Water Week May 4-10
The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA), joins with organizations around the country in celebra . . .
5/6/08 Water Main Breaks Affect East of the River Neighborhoods
Residents urged to conserve water . . .
5/1/08 DC WASA Holds Public Hearing on Lead Service Replacement Program
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) will conduct a formal public hearing to . . .
4/22/08 DC WASA to Host Public Hearing on Lead Service Replacement Program
PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND! . . .
4/16/08 Flooding survey information for Palisades community
***FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY*** WASA is currently conducting a study on flooding in the Pa . . .
4/14/08 DC WASA Releases Independent Review of Utility’s Budget
Independent review completed in compliance with District government legislation . . .
4/4/08 District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) Receives Bond Rating Upgrade
Standard and Poor’s, one of three principal credit rating agencies, upgraded the District of Columbi . . .
4/4/08 Telephone service has been restored
Telephone service at the WASA Call Center and Emergency Command Center has been restored. Due to pow . . .
3/31/08 Temporary disinfectant change in drinking water
Annual Temporary Change Helps Keep DC, Arlington County and Falls Church Water Mains Clean . . .
3/19/08 A separate water pollution control charge will appear on WASA bills this fall
WASA’s proposed rate adjustment, which takes effect this fall, includes a separate impervious surfac . . .
3/18/08 WASA Proposes Rate Increase for Water and Sewer Services
New Rate Structure Proposed for Combined Sewer Overflow Control . . .
3/10/08 Date Change for the WASA Board of Directors Environmental Quality and Operations Committee Meeting
March 10, 2008 -- The March 2008 DC Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors Environmental Quali . . .
3/10/08 LTCP Engineering Services
NOTICE OF INFORMATION MEETING FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES . . .
2/22/08 WASA Schedules Hearing for Lead Pipe Replacement Program
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) will host a formal public hearing on its r . . .
2/21/08 WASA to Host an Additional LSR Program Review Meeting in NE Quadrant
WASA is hosting an additional Lead Service Replacement (LSR) program review meeting in the NE Quadra . . .
2/2/08 WASA Investigates Allegations of Payroll Fraud
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) has launched a full investigation into a r . . .
1/29/08 WASA Upgrades Georgetown Sewer System to Eliminate Sinkholes
Uses Advanced “Trenchless” Technology for Less Impact . . .
1/24/08 WASA Hosts Public Education Sessions During Review of Lead Water Pipe Removal Program
The WASA Board of Directors is in the process of reviewing the effectiveness, timeline and cost of t . . .
1/17/08 New EPA Report Estimates $202.5 Billion Needed Nationwide to Control Wastewater Pollution
EPA Reports on Clean Water Infrastructure Needs . . .
1/17/08 EPA Report Urges More Oversight of Wastewater Treatment Facilities to Protect Chesapeake Bay
Report from U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General . . .
1/2/08 Date Change for the 128th Meeting of the WASA Board of Directors
January 2, 2008 -- The January 2008 DC Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors meeting that is . . .
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2007

Date Headline
12/21/07 WASA HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
The DC Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) will be closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 . . .
12/10/07 WASA and DPW Help Make the Season Bright for Some DC Families
Employees Participate in 6th Annual Bread for the Soul Toy and Food Drive . . .
12/5/07 WASA Joins EPA and District Government to Protect Rivers from Storm Water Runoff
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), District government and WASA announced plans to impl . . .
11/28/07 Fall Leaves and Low Water in Potomac River May Affect Tap Water Taste and Odor
Temporary condition has no health effect . . .
11/16/07 WASA AND DC FIRE DEPARTMENT REACH AGREEMENT ON ACTUAL NUMBER OF OUT-OF-SERVICE HYDRANTS
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services . . .
11/16/07 Report Shows District of Columbia Well Protected by Public Water System
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) has released a draft report which provides . . .
11/1/07 WASA BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES HYDRANT AGREEMENT
The District representatives on the Board of Directors for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer . . .
10/31/07 WASA PROVIDES PUBLIC ACCESS TO ONLINE HYDRANT INFORMATION
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2007 . . .
10/29/07 WASA Board of Directors to vote on WASA and Fire Department fire hydrant agreement
On Thursday, November 1, the WASA Board of Directors is expected to approve the Memorandum of Unders . . .
10/22/07 Investigation of Sewer Line Break Underway
WASA installs bypass pipeline to protect Anacostia River . . .
10/11/07 WASA Urges Customers To Practice Wise Water Use
WASA is urging its customers to practice wise indoor and outdoor water use. In light of the unusuall . . .
10/2/07 Date Change for the WASA Board of Directors’ Environmental Quality and Operations Committee Meeting
The meeting date of the upcoming WASA Board of Directors’ Environmental Quality and Operations Commi . . .
9/24/07 New Water and Sewer Rates Are Effective October 1, 2007
WASA Board Lowers Proposed Rate Increase . . .
9/17/07 WASA JOINS COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO KICKOFF WORLD WATER MONITORING DAY™ 2007
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) will partner with the Water Environment Fe . . .
9/14/07 WATER MAIN REPAIRS DISRUPT SERVICE IN SOUTHEAST
This evening, D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) crews are repairing a broken 12-inch water main . . .
9/7/07 Date Change for the WASA Board of Directors’ Environmental Quality and Operations Committee Meeting
The meeting date of the upcoming WASA Board of Directors’ Environmental Quality and Operations Commi . . .
9/6/07 WASA Gets National Award for Excellence in Wastewater Treatment
Blue Plains Plant Performance Recognized for Water Pollution Control . . .
8/13/07 WASA reminds customers to practice wise water use
WASA reminds customers to practice wise water use as the Washington metropolitan area continues expe . . .
8/1/07 WASA Warns Against Unsolicited Tap Water Testing
It has come to the attention of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) that resid . . .
7/31/07 District Department of the Environment Offers DC Residents Free Stormwater Friendly Landscaping
The new District Department of Environment (DDOE) is soliciting applications from DC homeowners for . . .
7/30/07 WASA To Host Public Meeting for $800 Million Total Nitrogen Removal/Wet Weather Plan for Blue Plains and the Combined Sewer System in DC
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) invites you to attend a public meeting reg . . .
7/20/07 REPORT RAISES UNFOUNDED DRINKING WATER CONCERNS
District Drinking Water Quality A Joint Report by WASA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washi . . .
7/11/07 Taste and Odor Changes in Drinking Water Reported
WASHINGTON - A number of complaints about the taste and odor of drinking water have been received by . . .
6/15/07 Hydrant Inspections May Cause Temporary Water Discoloration
WASA adds flushing crews to follow up on complaints . . .
6/12/07 WASA Hosts Public Hearing on Proposed Increase in Water and Sewer Charges
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) invites all customers to attend a public h . . .
6/1/07 WASA Invites Customers to June 13th Public Hearing on Proposed Rate Increase
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) Board of Directors is hosting a public hea . . .
5/29/07 Urban League to Handle SPLASH Assistance Program
WASAs SPLASH program (Serving People by Lending a Supporting Hand) is now administered by the Greate . . .
5/11/07 WASA Accelerates Fire Hydrant Assessments To Support Upgrade Program
Program will replace approximately 3,500 hydrants in the District . . .
5/4/07 Rating Agencies Reaffirm WASA’s High Credit Rating
The three principal credit rating agencies have reaffirmed the District of Columbia Water and Sewer . . .
4/5/07 WASA Board Intensifies Efforts to Protect Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay
Water Pollution Control Projects Estimated at $900 million . . .
3/23/07 District Drinking Water Supplier Changes Water Chemistry
Washington Aqueduct Temporarily Changes Disinfectant . . .
3/14/07 OUTGOING WASA BOARD CHAIRMAN URGES FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOR CHALLENGES AHEAD
Gerstell Says Mandated Projects Could More Than Double Water and Sewer Rates . . .
2/6/07 WASA OFFERS TIPS TO KEEP PIPES FROM FREEZING
With the deep freeze covering the Washington, DC area, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Auth . . .
1/24/07 WASA’s FEBRUARY 1ST BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s Board of Directors has rescheduled its 118th me . . .
1/4/07 WASAs budget plan and its projected impact on customer rates
At the January 4, 2007 meeting of the WASA Board of Directors Retail Rates Committee, WASA managemen . . .
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2006

Date Headline
12/22/06 CHAIRMAN OF WASA BOARD RESIGNS: WILLIAMS AND FENTY LAUD GERSTELL’S SERVICE
Glenn S. Gerstell today announced his resignation as Chairman of the Board of the District of Columb . . .
11/3/06 WASA Reschedules Public Meeting on River Cleanup Efforts
WASA has rescheduled the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) meeting at the Petworth Neighborhood Library . . .
10/27/06 WASA Hosts Three Public Meetings on Combined Sewer System
WASA is hosting three public meetings to discuss with the community its $2.1 billion plan to control . . .
10/17/06 WASA Receives National Honor for Water Utility Management
2006 AMWA Platinum Award Added to WASA’s Portfolio . . .
10/6/06 WASA Warns Against Phone Solicitations for Tap Water Testing
It has come to the attention of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) that resid . . .
10/5/06 WASA Multi-Million Dollar Biosolids Project Put on Hold
Officials Reject Current Construction Bid . . .
9/29/06 WASA To Repair Huge Sewer Line Along Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) is accelerating repairs of a huge sanitary . . .
9/29/06 WASA Is Notifying Occupants of Six Buildings in The District Not to Drink Tap Water from Private Pipe
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) has detected high nitrite levels in the dr . . .
9/11/06 WASA Reports on Military Road Area Sewer Study
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) General Manager Jerry N. Johnson met with resi . . .
8/23/06 District Water and Sewer Authority to Challenge EPA Complaint
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) today announced its decision to challenge . . .
7/26/06 WASA Requests Supreme Court Review Of Pollution Limits for Anacostia River
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to r . . .
6/6/06 WASA Board of Directors Environmental Quality and Operations Committee Date Change
The WASA Board of Directors Environmental Quality and Operations Committee meeting has been changed . . .
6/6/06 WASA Communications Awarded in National Competition
Washington, DC – Communications by the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) have re . . .
6/1/06 WASA Names Four Senior Executives to Major Posts
At the monthly meeting of the Board of Directors today, Jerry N. Johnson, General Manager of the Dis . . .
5/19/06 WASA Investigates Impact of Power Loss
Power Restored at Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant Friday morning . . .
5/16/06 WASA will be performing maintenance on our Customer Information System the evening of 5/16/2006
WASA will be performing maintenance on our telephone-based Customer Information System at 202-354-36 . . .
5/4/06 WASAs Customer Information System Experiences Techinical Difficulties
WASA is currently experiencing techinical difficulty with our telephone-based Customer Information S . . .
4/24/06 WASA Hosts Public Meetings on Proposed Rate Increase for Water and Sewer Services
The Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority invites all customers t . . .
3/12/06 STATEMENT FROM WASA REGARDING THE SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2006 ARLINGTON WATER MAIN BREAK
A break in an Arlington County water main Sunday afternoon, March 12, 2006 in the Chain Bridge and C . . .
1/23/06 WASAs Board of Directors February Meeting Date Changed
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority has changed the date of its 107th Board of Direct . . .
1/10/06 District Drinking Water Meets Federal Requirements for Lead Levels
WASA Fulfills Community Water Pledge . . .
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2005

Date Headline
12/16/05 WASA Investigates Northeast Neighborhood Sewer Backup
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) officials are canvassing the area of Oklahoma . . .
12/9/05 WASA, Bread for the Soul Team to Deliver Holiday Gifts to Families Living with HIV/AIDS
WASA distributes toys, books, and meals collected for HIV/AIDS Families When: Saturday, Decem . . .
12/1/05 WASA Employees Help Fund Red Cross Katrina Relief Effort
Donation of Unused Annual Leave Balances Drives Support . . .
11/3/05 WASA Reschedules Final Public Meeting on River Cleanup Efforts
The final public meeting to increase community awareness about WASAs efforts to reduce pollution in . . .
11/1/05 WASA Receives First Place US EPA Award For Exemplary Biosolids Management Program
Washington, DC – The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) has received top honors f . . .
10/6/05 WASA Hosts Four Public Meetings on River Cleanup Efforts
WASA will host four public meetings to increase community awareness about WASAs efforts to reduce po . . .
9/9/05 District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Board Trims Proposed Rate Increase
WASA Board Chairman Glenn S. Gerstell today announced that the Board of Directors approved a water a . . .
8/31/05 A Reminder from WASA and the District Department of Health to flush water from pipes that has become stagnant over an extended period of time
When drinking water faucets and kitchen sinks have not been used for many weeks, remember to allow t . . .
8/23/05 ***UPDATE*** WASA Continues Work to Replace Large Main Transmission Valve Moderate Impact On Water Service
Water customers in some parts of Northwest Washington will experience lower than normal water pressu . . .
8/19/05 WASA Replacing Large Transmission Main Valves With Minimal Impact in Northwest Area of the District
Water customers in some parts of Northwest Washington may experience lower than normal water pressur . . .
8/17/05 WASA Egg-Shaped Digester Project Overview and Contract Opportunities
For procurement information, technical inquiries and information on WASAs MBE/WBE Outreach Program, . . .
7/14/05 Chief Financial Officer Leaves DCWASA To Assist Local Governments in South Africa
(Washington, D.C.) - Jerry N. Johnson, General Manager of the DC Water and Sewer Authority (DCWASA), . . .
7/7/05 Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed
Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WAS . . .
6/23/05 The 2004 Water Quality Report is Now Available
The Water Quality Annual Report summarizes information about the District of Columbia’s drinking wat . . .
6/9/05 Water Pressure Lowered In Some Northwest Areas Of District
For the next three to four weeks, some residents and businesses in the Northwest area of the Distric . . .
6/1/05 WASA reports 8-inch water main break in N.W.
WASA crews are at the scene of an 8-inch water main break in the sidewalk area of the 2700 block of . . .
4/25/05 Latest District drinking water test results continue positive trend.
Latest District drinking water test results continue positive trend. Washington - Over 80 percent . . .
4/15/05 Board of Directors Rate Increase Hearing Notice
The Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority invites all customers to . . .
4/6/05 PUBLIC NOTICE
List of Industrial Users in Non-Compliance . . .
4/1/05 New Virtual Tour Available
To better inform and educate our customers and the world on how we treat wastewater, we have updated . . .
3/29/05 RFP for Evaluation of Alternative Governance Structures for the DC Water and Sewer Authority Now Available
The RFP for Evaluation of Alternative Governance Structures for the DC Water and Sewer Authority is . . .
3/11/05 Additional Lead & Copper Rule Compliance Sample Results Add
50 percent of Compliance Samples for January to June 2005 . . .
3/11/05 Annual Switch to Chlorine Suspended This Spring
(Washington, DC) Since spring 2002, the Washington Aqueduct for a period of a few weeks temporarily . . .
3/8/05 TESTS INDICATE LEAD LEVELS CONTINUE TO DECLINE
The DC Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) is encouraged by a significant drop in the lead levels of re . . .
2/9/05 WATER RESTORED TO HOWARD UNIVERSITY
Howard University, which had low or no water pressure for several hours this afternoon, now has full . . .
2/9/05 WATER RESTORED AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY
Howard University, which had low or no water pressure for several hours this afternoon, now has full . . .
2/9/05 NO OR LOW WATER IMPACTING HOWARD UNIVERSITY
TWO BUILDINGS FLOODED . . .
1/25/05 WASA is fulfilling its Community Water Pledge
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) is pleased to announce it is meeting the m . . .
1/19/05 WASA DATA SHOWS DECLINING LEAD LEVELS
Washington --Lead levels in the District’s tap water are decreasing, according to the last six month . . .
1/6/05 MAIN BREAK AT THE INTERSECTION OF 18TH AND LAWRENCE STREETS AND EWING STREET, N.E., UNDER REPAIR
DC Water and Sewer Authority crews are in the process of locating and repairing an 8-inch water main . . .
1/6/05 VALVE REPLACEMENT WORK IMPACTS SECTION OF NORTHWEST IN VICINITY OF 3d AND LONGFELLOW STREETS
DC Water and Sewer Authority crews are currently installing new 16 inch and eight- inch valves at 3d . . .
1/3/05 NO RISE IN BACTERIAL LEVELS FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTH
DC WASA continues its longstanding tradition of producing drinking water that surpasses federal wate . . .
1/3/05 WATER MAIN BREAK AFFECTS NORTHEAST AREA
A water main break at 17th St. and W. St., N.E. is being investigated by DC Water and Sewer Authorit . . .
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2004

Date Headline
12/29/04 FOUR HOUR WATER SHUT-OFF IN NORTHWEST-- AFFECTS NORTH CAPITOL AND LONGFELLOW STREETS TO 4TH STREET AND MISSOURI AVE.
A water shut-off this evening will affect residents in the area of North Capitol and Longfellow Stre . . .
12/28/04 Broken Hyrdrant Prompts Water Main Shut-off at Nannie Helen Burroughs and Kenilworth Avenues N.E.
A broken hydrant at the intersection of Nannie Helen Burroughs and Kenilworth Avenues, N.E., spilled . . .
12/20/04 FREEZING WEATHER TIPS
The arrival of winter marks the season when freezing and subfreezing weather can present serious pro . . .
12/17/04 WATER OUTAGE ON LONGFELLOW AND 4TH STREETS N.W. MAY IMPACT AREA RESIDENTS
REPAIR MAY AFFECT RUSH HOUR CROSS-TOWN TRAFFIC . . .
12/8/04 APPLESEED REPORT RAISES ISSUES SIMILAR TO DC WASA’s OVER COMPLEXITY OF REGULATIONS GOVERNING LEAD IN DRINKING WATER
The DC Water and Sewer Authority recently received a report by DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justi . . .
12/2/04 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT CONCLUDES LITIGATION IMPLEMENTATION OF PLAN TO CLEAN UP ANACOSTIA RIVER GOES FORWARD
The DC Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) Board of Directors today approved an agreement that settles . . .
11/30/04 WATER MAIN BREAK AT NEW YORK AVE. AND FENWICK AVE., N.E., AFFECTS BRENTWOOD AREA/RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC
A 12-inch water main broke early this afternoon at New York Ave. and Fenwick Ave., N.E., causing low . . .
11/18/04 WASHINGTON AQUEDUCT TELLS WASA BOARD NEW TECHNOLOGY SHOWS TRACE LEVELS OF PERCHLORATE
The general manager of the Washington Aqueduct today informed the board of directors of the DC Water . . .
11/16/04 WATER RESTORED IN GEORGETOWN AND ADJACENT NEIGHBORHOODS
DC Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) crews located two 12-inch valves that had inadvertently been tur . . .
11/8/04 Water Main Repaired Serving Georgetown/Palisades/Kent Area
DC Water and Sewer Authority crews repaired a water main break in the Georgetown/Palisades/ Kent are . . .
10/29/04 EMERGENCY WATER VALVE REPAIR
Residents and businesses in the area of 25th and K Streets, NW, on the north side of K Street betwee . . .
10/29/04 WATER MAIN BREAK
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) is working on a water main break in Chinat . . .
10/28/04 VALVE REPAIR IN GEORGETOWN/FOGGY BOTTOM AREA IMPACTS WATER MAIN, LOWERS PRESSURE
Difficulty getting a water main back in full service after valve repair work at two different sites . . .
10/28/04 CALVERT ST./DUKE ELLINGTON STREET BRIDGE WATER MAIN BREAK
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) continues to work on a 16-inch water main . . .
10/27/04 WASA BIOSOLIDS PROGRAM CERTIFIED--FIRST ON THE EAST COAST
Washington, D.C.-- The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s (WASA) biosolids program is . . .
10/18/04 Please disregard previous News Release
Please disregard the archived News Release that was sent out entitled: "The District of Columb . . .
10/13/04 Scheduled Water Outage for Dupont Circle Area
Valve Replacement Push Will Complete Area . . .
10/12/04 MEDIA ADVISORY - PRESS BRIEFING
Participants at a national workshop on water, hosted by the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Aut . . .
10/12/04 Managing Water in the 21st Century: A National Workshop on the DC WASA Experience and the Unintended Consequences of Rules and Regulations that Govern Water Safety
A two-day workshop, hosted by the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DCWASA) and the Ge . . .
10/7/04 Coliform Overview
On September 23, tests showed an increase in coliform bacteria, resulting in a violation of a monthl . . .
9/28/04 Northeast Water Main Break at Intersection of 50th and Foote
Area residents affected . . .
9/25/04 Water Meter Break at West End Hotel
Repair Crews Dispatched . . .
9/23/04 Briefing on Bacteria Levels and the District of Columbia’s Water Supply
MEDIA ADVISORY . . .
9/22/04 Water Main Shut Down Tonight
Emergency Air Valve Replacement . . .
9/17/04 MEDIA ADVISORY
WASA Breaks Ground For New East Side Pump Station Station Designed to Minimize Pollutants in Anacos . . .
9/10/04 6 Inch Water Main Break on Wisconsin Ave.
Repair in Progress . . .
9/1/04 Water Main Break
Break To 16 Inch Water Main Under Bridge . . .
8/27/04 Water Main Shut Down This Weekend
Small Diameter Water Main Replacement . . .
8/16/04 Orthophosphate Update
The Washington Aqueduct continues to monitor the application of orthophosphate to the District’ . . .
8/2/04 WASA RECEIVES "PEAK PERFORMANCE AWARD"
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) has been awarded the Peak Performance Gold . . .
7/29/04 Orthophosphate Update
The Washington Aqueduct continues to monitor the application of orthophosphate to the District&rsquo . . .
7/20/04 MEDIA ADVISORY
WASA to Discuss D.C. Auditor’s Report Examining One Large Meter Replacement Contract in 2000 . . .
7/19/04 EMERGENCY WATER VALVE REPAIR
Residents who live in the Dupont Circle area along New Hampshire Avenue between 17th and T. Streets, . . .
7/16/04 Statement of Glenn S. Gerstell Chairman, Board of Directors DC Water and Sewer Authority on WASA Report
Summary of WASA Investigation . . .
7/1/04 WASA Board Approves Plan to Replace All D.C. Lead Service Lines
Plan Calls for Largest Lead Service Line Replacement in District of Columbia . . .
7/1/04 WASA Names Five Senior Executives to Major Posts
At the monthly meeting of the Board of Directors today, Jerry N. Johnson, General Manager of the Dis . . .
6/21/04 WASA Community Water Pledge
On Thursday, June 17, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) signed a settlement . . .
6/17/04 WASA Announces "Community Water Pledge"
Authority Outlines its Approach to Address Lead Service Line Issue . . .
6/17/04 Orthophosphate (Op) 4th High Pressure Zone Update
In a small area of the District, the Washington Aqueduct began to apply on June 1, 2004 a new chemic . . .
6/4/04 INSPECTOR GENERAL(IG)ISSUES FINAL REPORT
The District of Columbia’s Inspector General (IG) issued its final report on the Audit of Resi . . .
5/27/04 Treatment to address lead problem is modified
Update to press release dated May 19, 2004 . . .
5/20/04 WASA ANALYSIS INDICATES CHLORINE ADDITION MAY REDUCE LEAD CONCENTRATIONS
A preliminary analysis conducted by District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) of custome . . .
5/19/04 TREATMENT RECOMMENDED TO ADDRESS LEAD PROBLEM
Washington Aqueduct and WASA Community Meetings Scheduled to Provide Information on Chemical Change . . .
4/30/04 Court Rejects Canoe Association Lawsuit Against WASA
A Clean Water Act lawsuit that sought to impose odor controls on D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WAS . . .
4/30/04 WASA wins American Academy of Environmental Engineers Grand Award
The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) has been awarded the American Academy of Environmental Eng . . .
4/15/04 WASA URGES RESIDENTS TO RETURN WATER TEST KITS
With more than 10,000 water test kits unreturned, D. C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) officials a . . .
4/15/04 WASA ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR SELECTING PUBLIC SPACE PRIORITY LEAD SERVICE LINE REPLACEMENTS
The D. C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) today announced its plan for selecting the priority lead . . .
4/14/04 WASA TO INSTALL NEW PIPES TO INCREASE WATER PRESSURE AND REPLACE LEAD SERVICE PIPES EAST OF THE RIVER
The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) will begin construction in late spring on Martin Luther Ki . . .
4/13/04 WASA to replace lead serivice pipes throughout the District of Columbia
D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) officials announced that approximately 800 public space lead s . . .
4/8/04 COMMUNITY MEETINGS
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) will conduct a series of public meetings t . . .
4/7/04 WASA holds community meeting for public input on proposed changes
District residents can comment on two proposals and a resolution being considered by the D.C. Water . . .
4/2/04 DCWASA has identified the source of the "low pressure" and/or "no water" issue in Northwest
DCWASA has identified the source of the "low pressure" and/or "no water" problem . . .
4/1/04 PUBLIC COMMENTS
The Board will receive comments on the proposed expansion of the Lifeline Program to tenants as desc . . .
3/30/04 WASA issues results of copper service line test pits
(Washington, DC) D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) officials announced the results of "test . . .
3/30/04 PROPOSED RETAIL RATES HEARING
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors will hold a hearing on propose . . .
3/29/04 BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s Board of Directors has rescheduled its 87 . . .
3/25/04 WASA Conducts Annual Water Main Flushing Program
Flushing Program Scheduled for Eight-Month Period, Beginning March 24 . . .
3/18/04 P&G Donates Pitcher and Faucet Water Filters for Homes with Lead Service Lines
Mayor Anthony A. Williams and DC Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) General Manager Jerry Johnson toda . . .
3/18/04 P&G Donates Pitcher and Faucet Water Filters for Homes with Lead Service Lines
Mayor Anthony A. Williams and DC Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) General Manager Jerry Johnson toda . . .
3/17/04 LEAD INFORMATION UPDATE
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) will hold public meetings to discuss the f . . .
3/12/04 WASA Issues Summary of 2004 Water Testing Results
(Washington, DC) Test results of water samples collected from early February to March 8, 2004 and re . . .
3/11/04 LEAD LEVELS DECREASE DRAMATICALLY IN RETEST OF TWO HOMES WITH HIGHEST LEVELS
Lead Levels Are Significantly Below EPA Action Level After 10-Minute Flush . . .
3/10/04 Tests Shows Flushing Water 10 Minutes Reduces Lead 95 Percent
Ninety-six homes with lead levels higher than 300 ppb retested . . .
3/9/04 WASA To Participate in Ward 5 Constituent Services Summit
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) will participate in the Fourth Annual Ward . . .
3/6/04 Water Main Repair Update
Due to the high volume of calls we are receiving related to the water outage in the Upper Northwest . . .
3/5/04 WASA MAKES EMERGENCY WATER MAIN REPAIR
Residents who live east and west of Rock Creek Park bordered by the B & O Railroad, Connecticut Aven . . .
3/4/04 BRITA Donates 10,000 Filters for Distribution to District Homes and Home-Based Day Care Centers with Lead Service Lines
WASA Will Distribute Water Filtration Pitchers in Affected Areas . . .
3/4/04 WASA BOARD RETAINS LAW FIRM TO REVIEW MANAGEMENT OF ELEVATED LEAD LEVELS IN WATER
The Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) today announced . . .
3/3/04 The March 4th Board of Directors meeting is now at 9:00am
The meeting time for the DC Water and Sewer Authority's Board of Directors meeting, which is schedul . . .
3/2/04 Board of Directors conducts regular monthly meeting, Thursday, March 4th at 9:30am
The Board Directors will meet at WASA headquarters - 5000 Overlook Avenue, SW, in the Central Operat . . .
2/27/04 DCWASA offers kit drop off sites across the city
DCWASA continues to send out test kits to the residents of DC who are requesting them. In an effort . . .
2/27/04 Statement of Board Chairman Gerstell to the D.C. City Council
On February 25, 2004, WASA Board Chairman Glenn Gerstell appeared before the City Council to report . . .
2/24/04 Extensive School Water Testing Program Confirms Low Levels of Lead in DCPS Schools And Facilities
The results of an extensive sampling and analysis program conducted February 14 through February 19, . . .
2/19/04 Lead Service Line Flushing Clarification
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority has urged District residents whose homes have lea . . .
2/19/04 Special Meeting of the Board of Directors
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors will hold its 7th Special Meet . . .
2/13/04 Community Meetings to Discuss Lead Information
The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority and D.C. Department of Health would like to invite the public to . . .
2/13/04 A Letter to Our Customers
Dear WASA Customer: We want to answer any questions you have regarding lead in the water supply. . . .
2/11/04 Customer and Community Services Committee meeting
Meeting Time Change . . .
2/9/04 MEDIA ADVISORY
Lead Service Line Replacement Program Press Conference . . .
2/6/04 Information for Multi-Dwellings, apartments, condos, and co-ops
The test kits being provided by WASA are designed for Single Family Homes. WASA does not recommen . . .
2/2/04 Actualización de información sobre las tuberías de plomo
El agua tratada por el acueducto de Washington que se distribuye a los propietarios en el Distrito d . . .
2/2/04 Board of Directors conducts regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, February 3rd at 9:30am
The Board Directors will meet at WASA headquarters - 5000 Overlook Avenue, SW, in the Central Operat . . .
2/2/04 Lead Services Update
The water treated by the Washington Aqueduct for and delivered to property owners in the District of . . .
1/20/04 The Board of Director’s Environmental Quality and Operations Committee Meeting
The Board of Director’s Environmental Quality and Operations Committee meeting is scheduled fo . . .
1/16/04 Automated Meters provide more accurate consumption readings...
Over the past 20 months, over 111,000 of the new meters, which provide much more accurate water cons . . .
1/15/04 Board Meeting Change
The 85th Meeting of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors will be he . . .
1/14/04 Indoor Frozen Pipes – Tips for Homeowners
During periods of very cold weather such as the subfreezing temperatures we have all experienced in . . .
1/5/04 Earned Income Tax Credit
Take the money. You've Earned it. . . .
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2003

Date Headline
11/21/03 Flushing Schedule for November 23 - 27, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
11/19/03 Notice for public meeting regarding DCWASA’s water distribution system construction and improvement projects, the current Project Priority List and FY 2004 Intended Use Plan
The meeting will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (901 G Street, NW Washingto . . .
11/16/03 Flushing Schedule for November 16 - 20, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
11/4/03 A public education meeting will be hosted by DCWASA on how to keep DC's waterways free of trash, waste and debris
Want cleaner waterways? Here’s your chance to learn how you can help . . .
10/31/03 Flushing Schedule for November 2 - 6, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
10/29/03 The WASA Board of Directors will conduct its November 2003 monthly meeting on November 5th instead of November 6th
The WASA Board of Directors will conduct its November 2003 monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 5t . . .
10/24/03 Flushing Schedule for October 26 - 30, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
10/17/03 Flushing Schedule for October 19 - 23, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
10/14/03 Want Cleaner Waterways? Here’s Your Chance To Learn How You Can Help.
You’re invited to attend a public education meeting hosted by the District of Columbia Water a . . .
10/10/03 Join Mayor Anthony Williams for Citizen Summit III
Mayor Williams Reschedules Citizen Summit III November 1st Date Conflicts with Services for Mayor . . .
10/6/03 Budget Billing is Here - managing your bill just got a lot easier.
Click on the link below for more details. . . .
10/6/03 Joint Utility Discount Day will be held on November 6, 2003.
Join WASA for Joint Utility Discount day, November 6 from 8am - 7pm at the Washington Convention Cen . . .
10/5/03 Flushing Schedule for October 5 - 9, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
9/22/03 Flushing Schedule for September 21-25, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
9/18/03 The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority will be closed for business on Friday, September 19, 2003. Emergency and essential personnel are to report for duty as scheduled.
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority will be closed for business on Friday, September . . .
9/17/03 The Board of Directors Operations Committee Meeting will be held as scheduled at 9:30 a.m.
The Board of Directors Operations Committee Meeting will be held as scheduled at 9:30 a.m. . . .
9/17/03 The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority will be closed for business on Thursday, September 18, 2003. Emergency and essential personnel are to report for duty as scheduled.
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority will be closed for business on Thursday, Septembe . . .
9/17/03 WASA Prepares for Hurricane Isabel
What we are doing and what you can do . . .
9/12/03 Flushing Schedule for September 14 - 18, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
9/5/03 Flushing Schedule for September 7 - 11, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
8/31/03 Flushing Schedule for August 31 - September 4, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
8/25/03 CSO Update Newsletter is Now Available
Click on the related link below to see the September 2003 CSO Update Newsletter. This newsletter is . . .
8/24/03 Flushing Schedule for August 24 - 28, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
8/8/03 Flushing Schedule for August 10 - 14, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
7/27/03 Flushing Schedule for July 27 - 31, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
7/20/03 Flushing Schedule for July 20 - 24, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
7/13/03 Flushing Schedule for July 13 - 17, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
7/10/03 DCWASA Receives Bond Rating Upgrades From All Three Major Rating Agencies
DCWASA Joins Elite Group of Utilities With Aa Ratings . . .
7/6/03 Flushing Schedule for July 6 - 10, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
7/6/03 DCWASA Board Votes on Rate Increase
Adopted Rate is Lower Than Original Proposal . . .
6/20/03 Flushing Schedule for June 22 - 26, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
6/20/03 The 2002 Water Quality Report is Now Available
Click the link below to see the report . . .
6/14/03 Flushing Schedule for June 15 - 19, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
6/10/03 Flushing Schedule for June 8 - 12, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
6/9/03 Water - Use It Wisely - Here Are 100 Tips
There are a number of ways to save water and they all start with you. Know more by clicking the lin . . .
6/9/03 Help Mother Nature While Lowering Your Bill
Read the What's On Tap June 2003 Newsletter . . .
6/5/03 DCWASA Begins Major Phase in Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Abatement
Initial Effort will result in reductions of 40 percent . . .
5/21/03 Catch Basin Cleaning Program
Catch Basin Cleaning Schedule for FY 2003: START FINISH WARD 10/28/02 12/26/0 . . .
5/20/03 Annual Flushing Schedule for May 18 - May 22, 2003
Click the link below to see the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
5/7/03 Annual Flushing Schedule for May 04-May 08, 2003
Click the link below to see the table showing the boundary streets scheduled for flushing . . .
5/2/03 DCWASA Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Rate Increases
The Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DCWASA), in accordance . . .
4/11/03 DCWASA to Conduct Community Meetings and Public Hearing on Proposed Rate Increases
You’re invited to a community meeting to discuss capital and service improvements, and propose . . .
4/2/03 DCWASA Begins Its Annual Flushing Program
Click the link below to see the flushing schedule for March 30 – April 3 . . .
3/31/03 Monthly Billing Begins in April
DCWASA is switching from quarterly to monthly billing. The new monthly bill is just one sign of the . . .
3/26/03 DCWASA Tests Pumps This Week That May Affect Pressure In Ward 5
Water System Improvements Notice - Ward 5 Residents (March 27-30, 2003) . . .
2/18/03 DCWASA Encourages Residents & Businesses to Clear Snow Around Catch Basins
Also Clear Snow from Fire Hydrants . . .
2/18/03 Liberal Leave in effect for non-essential employees
On Wednesday, February 19, 2003, liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personnel. All ess . . .
1/28/03 DCWASA Public Meeting Notice
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DCWASA) cordially invites you to attend a public . . .
1/27/03 Tips for Homeowners and Indoor Frozen Pipes
During periods of very cold weather, we receive many calls from homeowners seeking advice about what . . .
1/10/03 DCWASA Adopts Unusual Belt-Tightening Fiscal Year 2004 Operational and Capital Budgets
Budgets Hold Spending on Operations; Increased Focus on Customer Service . . .
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2002

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12/31/02 The 73rd Meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on January 10, 2003 at 9:00 a.m.
The 73rd Meeting of the DCWASA Board of Directors will be held on Friday, January 10, 2003 at 9:00 a . . .
12/13/02 Monthly Billing is Coming
Starting in spring 2003, the DC Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) will add another major customer ser . . .
12/10/02 New Schedule for the DCWASA Board of Directors' Meeting and the Finance and Budget Committee Meeting
The DCWASA Board of Directors' meeting has been rescheduled for Friday, December 20th at 12:00 noon . . .
12/5/02 The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority is open today, the 72nd Board Meeting has been cancelled.
The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority is open. Essential employees are required to report to work at t . . .
12/4/02 Board Meeting Status
Call DCWASA’s inclement weather hotline (202) 787-2340 after 8:00 am on December 5, 2002 to as . . .
11/25/02 Anacostia Water System Improvements Presentation
DCWASA to make major water system improvements in Anacostia - $40 million upgrades to infrastructure . . .
11/20/02 DCWASA to Conduct Public Meeting on Water System Improvements in Anacostia
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority invites you to attend a Public Meeting When: . . .
11/7/02 DCWASA Releases its 2000/2001 Annual Report
DCWASA releases its 2000/2001 Annual Report. The Report features DCWASA's financial, capital, ope . . .
11/4/02 Board of Directors conducts regular monthly meeting, Thursday, Nov 7 at 9:00am
Board of Directors conducts regular monthly meeting, Thursday, Nov 7 at 9:00am. The Board Directo . . .
11/1/02 DCWASA Board of Directors' Monthly Calendar
The WASA Board of Directors conducts its regular meeting the first Thursday of each month, at 9:30 a . . .
10/2/02 DCWASA Institutes New Rates and Fees Effective October 1, 2002
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DCWASA) will begin charging new rates and fees e . . .
8/29/02 September DCWASA Board Meeting Date Change
The Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) will conduct its . . .
8/12/02 Notice of Public Hearing - District of Columbia Storm Water Advisory Panel Report to City Council
Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library 901 G. St. N.W., Room A- 5 Washington, DC 20002 Tuesday . . .
7/18/02 District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Releases Final Long Term Control Plan for Combined Sewer System
$1.265 Billion Plan Addresses Public Comments Received—Will Reduce Discharges by 96% . . .
7/10/02 WASA Board of Directors' regular monthly meeting will be held July 18, 2002.
For more information contact the Office of the Board Secretary at 202-787-2330. . . .
7/3/02 Wednesday - Water main break repairs underway on an 8-inch main at 20th & Q Streets, NW
Wednesday - Water main break repairs underway on an 8-inch main at 20th & Q Streets, NW. WASA c . . .
6/21/02 New Water Quality Report Now Available
Your Drinking Water Has Met or Surpassed All Federal Standards Everyday in 2001 . . .
6/12/02 DCWASA Participates in Annual Ward 8 Health Festival
Volunteers Needed . . .
4/8/02 Earth Day 2002!
DCWASA will participate in a special Earth Day event with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Se . . .
4/8/02 Earth Day 2002!
DCWASA will participate in a special Earth Day event with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Se . . .
4/2/02 DCWASA participates in Annual Energy Awareness Day!
The plumbers of WASA will perform a plumbing demonstration at the Annual Energy Awareness Day on Fri . . .
3/13/02 WASA's Annual Water Main Flushing Program Begins
Annual Flushing - 2002 Water Quality Improvement Program WASA is committed to continuously supp . . .
3/11/02 Public Hearing on Retail Rates Set for April 25, 2002
A hearing to review proposed rules to establish new retail rates for water and sewer services and to . . .
3/4/02 DCWASA Launches New Web Site
Customers Can Pay Bills Online . . .
3/4/02 Board Schedules Retail Rates Hearing
The Board of Directors has scheduled a Retail Rates Public Hearing for April 25, 6:30 pm, at the Was . . .
1/7/02 Catch Basin Cleaning Program FY 2002
The FY 2002 schedule for catch basin cleaning is as follows: Ward 3 - Start 10/22/01, Finish 12/2 . . .
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