DC Water Works

DC Water has arguably the largest capital program in the District of Columbia with multiple large scale infrastructure projects currently underway at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant and other sites across the city. More major projects are planned over the next 10 years.

These projects are largely funded by our ratepayers, and for that reason we've launched the DC Water Works initiative - a multi-pronged effort to boost local hiring on DC Water projects.

Through this program, we actively encourage and support the development and participation of local residents in the Authority’s contractor workforce. The creation of a local, readily available labor pool, with skills needed by our contractors will enhance our ability to provide water and sewer services.

Program Goals

We have set ambitious goals for the DC Water Works Program. First, for DC Water construction and service contracts, at least (sixty) 60% of the total contractor workforce will be local residents.   

In addition, seventy-five percent (75%) of new jobs created by contracts or procurements entered into by DC Water with contractors will be filled by local residents. New Jobs mean both union and non-union job openings, including vacancies created as a result of internal promotions, terminations or other separations, and expansions of the contractor’s workforce.

Please read the DC Water Works Program for complete details.

Current Opportunities

The majority of workers on DC Water's construction projects are hired and employed by construction contractors and their subcontractors, and there are many opportunities in a variety of trades. Current openings with these companies are now listed on our website along with the relevant contact information.

Local residents can also learn more about current openings by calling 202-787-2304.

Upcoming Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting

April 24, 2023

Monday 9:00 AM


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