Posts Tagged ‘dc water’

Downtown Area Without Water This Morning Due to Main Issue

Reported outages extended at least 11 blocks from east to west.

You Can Drink the Water in Shaw and Logan Circle Again Now

Drink away, D.C., drink away.

A New 14th Street Sinkhole Swallows Downtown D.C.

The 14th Street NW sinkhole is alive and well. No, not the one from 2013. This one's brand new.
City officials closed a portion of the 14th street block between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues NW Tuesday because of a large sinkhole caused by sewer problems.
DC Water's Emanuel Briggs says crews are currently on scene assessing the issue and will [...]

Stronghold Residents Want to Make Sure Their Water Is Safe

In the last three weeks, every household in the Stronghold neighborhood received a flier at their homes with some startling allegations: The rate of pancreatic cancer in the area is suspiciously high, and some residents suspect that it could be tied to their water supply.
Laura Jackson, who has lived in the seven-square-block radius neighborhood that lies [...]

District Line Daily: Brown Out

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Former Councilmember Michael Brown's political career comes down to this afternoon, when he's set to plead [...]

Downtown Sinkhole Blamed on Blocked Storm Drain

The good news is that the downtown sinkhole at 14th and F Streets should be fixed by Friday. The bad news is that fixing it is going to come with a hefty price tag.
Speaking in front of the sinkhole this afternoon, Deputy Mayor Paul Quander said the roads surrounding the sinkhole, which have been at [...]

Downtown Sinkhole, Still Unrepaired, Enters Local Zeitgeist

The downtown sinkhole at 14th and F streets NW is entering its second day of causing rush-hour havoc, and it's still not clear when it will be closed again.
"It is a very complex situation out there," says DC Water spokeswoman Pamela Mooring, who says she doesn't have an estimate on when it will be fixed. [...]

Sinkhole Closes Streets Downtown

Just two months after a sinkhole closed a street in Adams Morgan, another has appeared in Washington. This time, it could have a big effect on afternoon rush hour.
The sinkhole at the intersection of 14th and F streets NW has resulted in the closure of portions of both street, with 14th Street traffic diverted to [...]

District Line Daily: Very GQ

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News for the sartorially inclined: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has yet another side job [...]

Possible Class Action Suit For Lead in District Water

The Examiner is reporting that parents who've brought a suit against D.C. Water for lead contamination have requested that the case be turned into a class-action suit for anyone under the age of 6 who drank tap water between 2000 and 2004.
Back in March, an investigation found that D.C. Water had actually stopped testing for [...]

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