Spring Valley Sewer Rehabilitation Project


As part of its Capital Improvement Program, DC Water is performing water and sewer rehabilitation projects throughout the city. This project involves the rehabilitation of sewer infrastructure located in the Spring Valley neighborhood between 49th Street, NW and Fordham Road, NW with a segment from Hillbrook Lane to the park interior. Benefits of this project include the rehabilitation of an aging sewer system, improving structural integrity while maintaining adequate hydraulic capacity, and reducing stream and groundwater infiltration and sanitary sewer overflows.

Scope of work

  • This rehabilitation project will include rehabilitation of 1,400 linear feet of 10” sewer pipe using cured-in-place pipe (CIPP)


  • Construction start: August 2017
  • Construction completion: December 2017
  • Normal Work Hours: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Contractor may work night or on weekends, depending on needed construction activities or inclement weather

Important information

  • If a planned temporary water service shut-off is necessary, affected residents will be notified 48 hours in advance. Service interruptions will be minimal.
  • Construction may cause temporary discolored water or low water pressure. If you experience discolored water, flush cold water taps for 15 minutes. If water does not clear, contact the DC Water Drinking Water Division or 24-Hour Command Center.
  • Noise and vibrations will be closely monitored throughout the project.

Traffic plans

  • Lane closures may be required daily and will be done in accordance with traffic plans approved by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).


DC Water is currently working closely with various Advisory Neighborhood Commissions and will coordinate with District and federal agencies to minimize disruption during this project.

Project location