From the Files of – You’ll Never Guess Who Reads This Blog

IMG_6921, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

I received an email this evening from the Director of Public Affairs from DC Water and Sewer Authority asking me the location of this photo. On behalf of the fish in Rock Creek I thank you, DCWASA, for your diligence.

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  • OK, so maybe I’m naive. But what’s wrong with this picture? Is it because there are leaves and newspapers in front of the drain?

  • The photoshows a drain that needs some attention- trash, excess debris that looks to be blocking proper drainage.

    Kudos for affecting change, however small!

    One less piece of trash has got to help, no?

  • Good for you POP. Every community meeting I go to I plug your website. You do a great job of highlighting the good and the bad while letting people draw their own conclusions. Rare indeed.

    The drain in the picture is a perfect example of what happens between November and March in the District without regular street cleaning (and from people who think the ground is their personal trash can.)

  • yea, that ish is bad. drain really needs a cleaning…

    props for making a change just by posting this pic.

  • Hey DCWASA,

    The drain on the northeast corner of k street at 14th (in front of the 14k restaurant) also needs to be cleared. It’s been nasty for a few weeks now.

    Worth a shot posting here, right?

  • Regain:
    See the sign that says “Drains to Rock Creek”? That means that that trash (newspapers, plastic wrappers, etc) that people are too lazy to put in trash cans (I can’t tell you how often I see this NEXT TO trash cans) goes directly into DC’s waterways.
    To put that in non-treehugger terms for you — from a drinking water perspective, you eventually end up paying for cleaning that water, either through taxes or rates, which, by the way, will one day be much much higher.

  • there are some metal plates on sewers on capitol hill that say that crap drains in the potomac.

    like people care.

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