Posts Tagged ‘WASA’

U Street Water Main Leaves Businesses High and Dry

A couple minutes after 4 p.m. yesterday, a water main break at the intersection of U Street and Florida Avenue NW caused a number of businesses to close early, and sent neighbors scrambling to protect their basements from flooding. The section between 16th and 18th Streets was closed to traffic for a couple hours as [...]

Fenty & His Cheat Sheets: Loose Lips Daily

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"Michael Price's Ex-Lover Forced To Testify At Wone Trial," "Librarian Layoffs Rattle Cleveland Park," "World Cup Roundup: Brazil Backers Blitz Bethesda Bar," "Affordable [...]

Michelle Rhee’s Big Victory: Loose Lips Daily

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"Defendants Often Left Door Unlocked, Ex-Housemate Testifies In Wone Case," "Friendly Card Game Leads To Homicide At Salina Restaurant," "Witness Recalls Defendant in Wone Case Talking About [...]

Friday Limerick Review

No secret, they target elites
With tasty (and overpriced) eats
The yuppies will revel
They've reached a new level:
A station for only smoked meats
The soda tax met its demise
For reasons that most can surmise
M. Cheh could have  scored
With Freeman on board
But not with those industry cries
Oh whoopsy, the CDC said
There's news that we shouldn't have spread
We told you [...]

District Limerick: The Water Quality Edition

The snowstorm that hit our fair polity
Made rivers abysmal in quality
The clean-up's expense
Makes each bag's four cents
Seem vital, and not a frivolity
Now maybe this makes me a weenie
But dammit, my shower's chlorine-y
I won't get morose
'Cause water tastes gross
Instead, I'll just make a martini

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 [...]

Loose Lips Quotes of 2009: Jerry N. Johnson

"You don’t deal with the general public the way you would deal with yourself."
—Jerry N. Johnson, WASA general manager, Feb. 10

Marion Barry’s Mystery Woman Revealed: Loose Lips Daily

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Morning all. Late last night, we published a piece on the latest mystery woman in Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry's life: Sharon Bowen. Bowen, who resides in Ohio, received [...]

The Marion Barry Temp Agency: Loose Lips Daily

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"Barry, Staff Critical Of Ex-Girlfriend's Work", ""Pershing Park: Another Piece Of Evidence Goes Missing; One Cop Speaks Out," "Complaint No. 09-109484: Fenty's Traffic Accident Report," [...]

Paying For Fenty’s Frat Party: Loose Lips Daily

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"Jack Evans Says He Still Supports Peter Nickles," "Councilmember Alexander Raises Concerns Over AG Nickles."
Morning all. Last night may have been National Night Out but [...]

‘Politics At Its Worst’: Loose Lips Daily

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT—"Peter Nickles: I Will Not Call You Back," "Video: Is Cleveland Park Dead?" and "The Pershing Park Case: Did A District Official Commit Perjury?"
Morning all. [...]

Water Problems Yesterday at Columbia Heights Schools

D.C. Public Schools students are used to doing without certain resources, but students at Bell Multicultural High School and Lincoln Middle School yesterday did without a rather essential one: water. A water line break left the schools with minimal running water starting in the mid-morning. Students were kept in class during the outage.
The two schools, [...]

WaPo All Wet On Florida Ave. Flood Coverage

Yesterday's massive water main break in Adams Morgan stressed out Monique Lecomte and Joseph Currie. They reside at 1748 V Street NW. Today, they are dealing with contractors assessing the damage to their basement dining room and kitchen. Industrial dehumidifiers are at full blast. A contractor rips at the bottom of the walls in the [...]

Embattled GWU Lead Researcher Lawyers Up

The name of Tee Guidotti, the George Washington University health professor who penned a 2007 study on waterborne lead in the District, has been dragged through the mud in recent weeks, and the professor has now hired a top litigator to help clean it up again.
The controversy originated in articles by Environmental Science and Technology [...]

Embattled GWU Lead Researcher Responds

The last couple of weeks haven't been easy on Tee Guidotti. The professor in George Washington University's School of Public Health has been accused of serious ethical misdeeds regarding his 2007 study of environmental lead in D.C.—allegations which were aired in articles in Environmental Science and Technology and in the Washington Post.
LL "aggregated" both of [...]

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