Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Water’

Publisher’s ‘Do Not Drink Tap Water’ Tweet ‘Highly Irresponsible,’ Says D.C. Water

The InsideSources publisher stands by the tweet.

Report Card: D.C. Gets Ds in Levees, Roads, and Transit, Bs in Bridges and Rails

Its G.P.A. is a C-, above the national average of a D+.

D.C. Evicts Remaining Whitehurst Campers

Outreach work continues

District Line Daily: Jumping Taller Fences

You still don't want to drink that petroleum water.

DOH Finds No Evidence of High Pancreatic Cancer Rates Linked to Water in Stronghold

The residents of Stronghold are not facing abnormally high rates of pancreatic cancer fatalities, according to a D.C. Department of Health study released last week.
The examination was prompted when some residents claimed that the neighborhood had higher than usual rates of the deadly cancer, suggesting that the deaths could be linked to the area's water supply. Ninety-four percent of [...]

It Rained. D.C. Hasn’t Washed Away Yet. People Tweeted.

The rain is falling, D.C. is under a flood warning until 3 p.m., and a flash-flood watch is in effect until tomorrow at 6 a.m. While the city hasn't seen any extreme flooding today, according to DC Water spokesman John Lisle, the agency has a crew on the streets monitoring two adjacent neighborhoods that typically experience [...]

District Line Daily: It’s Electric!

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Exelon Corp., the largest U.S. nuclear operator, agreed to purchase Pepco for $6.8 billion in cash, [...]

DC Water Seeks Huggable Mascot

How does DC Water keep coming up with ways to make people talk about tap water? First, they promoted local businesses that cook with the water. Then they got tap water served at the inauguration.
Now, DC Water is looking for a partner in its antics: a mascot. The utility will hold auditions to play Wendell/Wendy [...]

The Needle: Go to School Edition

College For All—Or Else: For better or worse, a college degree is becoming an essential credential if you want to get the kind of job that can provide a middle class standard of living (before it's eventually outsourced somewhere else and/or your employer goes out of business). So when D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" [...]

The Needle: Korean Subway Edition

SmarTrip Getting Smarter?: It wasn't so long ago that the only way to pay for a Metro ride was to buy a paper farecard, and the only way to pay for a single bus trip was to shove your coins into the farebox on board. But even though Metro only recently upgraded its payment options [...]

The Needle: Sepp Blatter Hates America Edition

Qatar? I Hardly Know Her: A collection of D.C. bigwigs turned up at the Newseum this morning, preparing to celebrate word that FedEx Field would host up to seven matches in the 2022 World Cup, which would, of course, be played in the United States. Everyone from D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. to Greater Washington [...]

Don’t Dump Your Meds Down the Drain

What do you do with your old, expired medications? Flush them down the toilet, right? Out of sight, out of mind.
But you probably shouldn't do that, as the chemicals will make their way into the local watershed. Which means you may eventually encounter them again—in stranger, and more disruptive, forms.
The problem is complicated. Even if [...]

Sewer Questions? We Have Answers!

Earlier today, Prince of Petworth was befuddled with all the construction work being done at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Calvert Street NW in Woodley Park:
This has been a grass plot between the bridge to Dupont Circle and the on ramp to Rock Creek Parkway for as long as I can remember. Do you [...]

A Vote For Fenty May Mean A Vote For Peter Nickles: Loose Lips Daily

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Morning All. You better enjoy Metro today and Saturday. Those big fare increases are set [...]

Fenty & His Cheat Sheets: Loose Lips Daily

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