Saint Elizabeth Water Tower and Large Diameter Transmission Mains

In meeting minimum water pressure standards as set forth by DC Water, the new elevated water storage tower for the proposed Anacostia 2nd high service area must have an overflow elevation of 310 feet above mean sea level, which will in turn require a tower approximately 170 feet above grade. The tank also requires a volume of at least 2 million gallons in order to provide sufficient water storage during emergencies and to meet daily demand. The project also includes the installation of approximately 4,000 feet of 24 - inch water transmission mains for service connections.

Download a more detailed project information sheet on the Elevated Water Storage Tower Project (PDF 226 kb) .

Scope of Work

In meeting minimum water pressure standards, as set forth by DC Water, the new elevated water storage tower for the proposed Anacostia 2nd high service area must have an overflow elevation of 310 feet above mean sea level, which will in turn require a tower approximately 170 feet above grade. The tank also requires a volume of at least 2 million gallons in order to provide sufficient water storage during emergencies and to meet daily demand.

Public Meetings

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, DC Water held a community meeting at the R.I.S.E Demonstration Center with the 8C ANC, as a follow-up to the October 5th meeting. The meeting provided an overview of the project purpose and need, scope, schedule, and process, etc.as requested by the ANC Commissioners. In addition, there was a presentation on water quality and lead prevention. To view the presentations, please click here (PDF 3.1 mb) and here (PDF 3.5 mb) .

On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, DC Water held a community meeting at the R.I.S.E Demonstration Center with the 8C ANC. The meeting provided an introduction and discussion of the project purpose and need, scope, schedule, and process. To view the presentation, please click Here (PDF 1.7 mb)

Project Schedule

  • Construction start: July 2016
  • Construction completion: April 2018

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