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Rain gardens like this help keep toxic runoff from parking lots from entering the river system.
Working Together to Build a Sustainable Community

Though blue is our favorite color, green is a close second.

Washington DC ornithologist Dan Rauch walks to a morning bird count on Kingman Island, Anacostia Park. Washington DC, 2012.
Flowing Towards a Healthier Future

Water quality and overall health of the Anacostia River have improved impressively, and are only getting better.

Using Social to Extend Our Reach

Team Blue has embraced social media to easily and quickly interact with you.

Protecting the Tap

Drinking Water Week 2018 reminds us that protecting our source water, the Potomac River, improves drinking water quality. But how can we protect water quality at the tap?

Shot of Great Falls in the Potomac River, the source of our region's drinking water.
Protecting the Potomac

DC Water is celebrating national Drinking Water Week. The theme for 2018 is "Protect the Source." What does that mean for DC residents?”

Spring Cleaning for District's Water Pipes

From March 26 through May 7, 2018, the disinfectant in drinking water will temporarily switch from chloramine to chlorine.

Large bird on the Anacostia River
DC Water Supports Current Water Quality Standards

Some local environmental groups have misrepresented our position. We'd like to set the record straight.

Thanksgiving Give Back

Local student inspires Team Blue with generosity and initiative to help those in need.

Photo of the Blue Plains Tunnel
Clean Rivers and Impervious Cover

A detailed history of this important environmental project and how it is funded.

the best brew begins with DC Water
Smelly and Thirsty: Imagining a Day Without Water

Authority encourages students and commuters to contemplate the value of life's most critical resource.