Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Water and Sewer Authority’

Our Morning Roundup: Better Drinking Through Advertising

Thirsty on this cloudy morning? How bout a nice tall glass In response to the waterborne lead crisis, the District's Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) is ushering in a "new era" with a new name and new logo. WaPo's Mike DeBonis reports the agency is rebranding itself "D.C. Water," at a cost of around $160,000 to [...]

More Than You Want to Know About the Eco-Impact of Snowmelt

In case you didn't notice, there's a lot of water decorating the District of Colombia these days—many inches of it, frozen into piles on every street and beside every sidewalk. With sunshine and temperatures headed into the 40s later this week, the water's about to make its way into the city sewer system.
That's the province [...]

Swanky Palisades-Cabin John Sewage Stench to Get Scrubbed

Anyone who has plied the C&O Canal just beyond Georgetown or—hell—anyone who has driven across Chain Bridge with the windows open knows about the city's premier sewage-stench problem. It hovers over these swanky neighborhoods along the canal and never seems to go away. It's heavy with that hydrogen sulfide nastiness of rotten eggs plus feces [...]

Does Your Neighborhood Hydrant Work? Check Here…Again

There has been a lot of talk of late – again – about fire hydrants following last month's devastating blaze at the Northwest D.C. mansion of Peggy Cooper Cafritz. The big issue there was low flow.
But non-working hydrants have also been a chronic problem. Back in 2007, after a fire at the Georgetown public library [...]