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Georgetown in Affected Area for Widespread D.C. Water Advisory

Georgetown in Affected Area for Widespread D.C. Water Advisory

Residents and businesses in the Georgetown area are being asked to boil tap water before consuming it after a problem with a tap at a pumping station possibly contaminated drinking water, affecting nearly 34,000 Washington, D.C. residents in parts of Northwest and Northeast D.C. on Friday morning. The university sent[Read More…]

by July 13, 2018 0 comments City News, News
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50 years after President Johnson instigated efforts to clean up the polluted river, the Potomac remains tainted by the District’s sewage.

Pollution Persists in Potomac River

After years of unchecked sewage flowing into the Potomac River, President Lyndon B. Johnson called the river “a national disgrace” in 1965. Although efforts to clean up the river have improved the quality of the water, continued concerns about its cleanliness prompted conservationists to add a little sparkle to the[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

To Save, DC Water Plant Embraces Waste

In order to conserve energy and cleanly generate power, D.C. Water plans to get dirty this summer by embracing sewage. The water utility’s plant proposal involves converting all waste from the surrounding Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area into Class A biosolids and energy. The company hopes to use the[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Water Tunnels Go Green

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority has proposed modifying its current $2.6 billion D.C. Clean Rivers Project to incorporate green infrastructure into the later stages of its expansive three-tunnel anti-pollution initiative in Rock Creek and the Anacostia and Potomac rivers. “The D.C. Clean Rivers Project is currently being[Read More…]

by February 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Green Options May Delay Water Tunnel Construction

Green Options May Delay Water Tunnel Construction

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority has proposed suspending multimillion-dollar construction on its tunnel systems project while it explores the implementation of more environmentally friendly options. The original project proposal, announced in 2003, called for the construction of three large tunnels to prevent sewage overflow during heavy rainstorms.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments City News, News