“expected fixed street lights when you removed your security lights”

by Prince Of Petworth October 25, 2016 at 12:45 pm 8 Comments


Jeff reports:

“DC Water grateful for progress @ 1st street tunnel, but expected fixed street lights @ Flagler & Adams when you removed your security lights. I can’t submit a 311 ticket because our regular street lights were replaced with temp ones that aren’t numbered”

DC Water responds quickly:

“I will look into this w/ the project manager.”

Jeff explains the urgency:

“thank you…it’s REALLY dark here once the sun goes down. And we’ve had two home break-ins in two weeks on Adams.”

  • KBM

    I am so confused.

    • Nathan

      The DC Water First Street Tunnel site on Adams/Flagler in Bloomingdale is wrapping up, which is great. Saturday they took down the wall/fencing that has been up for >2 years. But when they did that also went with it the security lights. Normally that wouldn’t be an issue but when they closed off the street they took out of service some of the regular street lights and replaced with temp ones which seem to go out quite frequently.

  • BloomingdaleNeighbor

    Scary that the likely starting point, Councilman Kenyan McDuffie, is so bad about answering constituent complaints that Jeff didn’t even bother reaching out. When I lived in Shaw – Jack Evans LOATHED Shaw and he was more responsive that this guy ever dreamed of being. However if you could figure out a way for him to raise his profile he will be all over it.

    • Anon

      Agreed. McDuffie is only looking to make “big plays” here on out. I hope he’s not the next “do nothing” Bowser.

    • also anon

      I have found him to be very responsive via Twitter, also responsive via email but a bit slower.

  • houseintherear

    I CANNOT with DCWater anymore. Good heavens. They’re a bunch of do-nothing jerks.

    • Flagler Resident

      DC Water means well but is incompetent and disorganized. They have trouble coordinating different projects (First Street Tunnel, water main replacements) and supervising the work of their contractors, and often let the little details (like street lighting!) fall between the cracks.

  • Anon. no. 5

    At least DC Water accepts my autopay, unlike Washington Gas. Don’t get me started on their “autopay.”


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