Support

“DC Water Lifts Boil Water Advisory – Effective Immediately”!!


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From DC Water:

“All customers in the previous impact area of the boil water advisory can use tap water for all purposes after following the guidance provided below. Customers not affected by the boil water advisory can continue normal water use.

DC Water issued the boil water advisory as a conservative measure to protect public health, and we sincerely appreciate our customers’ patience while we took necessary precautions to deliver water to our customers.

“Protecting the health and safety of our customers is paramount in providing reliable water service to the District of Columbia,” said David L. Gadis, General Manager and CEO of DC Water. “We’re sorry for any inconvenience this caused, but we will always put our customers’ safety first during these types of events.”

DC Water lifted the boil water advisory after tests confirmed that drinking water meets all water quality safety standards. Samples were tested from multiple sites in the impact area and tests have verified that there is no risk to drinking water safety due to loss of water pressure following the major water main break in Arlington, VA.

**Customers who didn’t use any water during the advisory should run cold water taps for 10 minutes prior to use.

Early Friday morning, November 8, 2019, a water main break in Arlington, Virginia caused a loss of pressure in the distribution system in upper Northwest DC, west of Rock Creek Park. Both the District and Arlington County, Virginia receive water from the Dalecarlia Water Treatment Plant. Arlington responded to the break and pressure was restored. The lack of pressure made it possible for bacteria or other disease-causing organisms to enter the water through cracks, breaks or joints in the distribution system.

We have no information that the water was contaminated by this incident, but issued this advisory as a precaution while we conducted two rounds of water testing. Test results indicated no bacterial threat from samples taken on both Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9.

If you are concerned about your health or the health of your family, please consult your health care provider. Please share this information with everyone who drinks this water, especially those who may not receive this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

Questions regarding the water main break can be directed to Arlington Water at (703) 228-6555. Customers with water quality questions should contact the Department of Water Quality at (202) 612-3440 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). All other questions should be directed to DC Water Customer Service at (202) 354-3600 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), the 24-Hour Command Center at 202-612-3400 or the Office of Marketing and Communications at (202) 787-2200 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).”

Recent Stories

photo by Tim Brown From WMATA: “While Metro continues to inspect the oldest railcars in its fleet to ensure brake discs are properly bolted on all wheels, trains will operate…

From MPD: “SHOOTING/1400 block of M ST NW/LOF 4 B/M’S BLACK HOODED SWEATSHIRTS, (1) ON A BICYCLE AND (1) HAS BRACES/5269″ and “Alert: Shooting investigation in the 900 block of…

photo by angela n. From the White House: “With just 3 hours left, Congress has passed a bipartisan bill to avert a government shutdown – excluding the demands from Extreme…

Thanks to Bill for sending around 4:35pm: “A new one from my bike rides in Rock Creek Park: car went down an embankment on Ross Drive, which opened back to…

St. Mary Armenian Church will hold its 75th Annual Armenian Fall Food Festival October 6-7 from 11am – 8pm at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church (4135 Fessenden St. NW). Traditional Armenian Food will be available for both Carry-out and Dine-in including Lamb and Chicken Kabobs, Cheese Boreg, Baklava and a wide variety of other delicious dishes. Traditional Armenian music and dancing on Saturday night and unique artisan vendors throughout the festival. Outdoor dining space is available as well as free on street parking. Can’t join us to dine-in? Order via link for carry-out with the link above.

Submit your own Announcement here.

At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!

At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.

If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit https://www.generationhope.org/volunteer to learn more.

Read More

Submit your own Announcement here.

DC 20’s & 30’s Singles Happy Hour

DC 20’s & 30’s Singles Happy Hour
You all asked, and were delivering! Our sold out September Singles Happy Hour was such a success, were throwing another! This time we are hosting at an even better venue, with a larger

Storytelling Night: Immigrants Celebrating Independence and Individuality

Independence permeates every step of the immigrant journey. It may have motivated the move or could be a result of it, but regardless, self-discovery is inextricably tied to the experience.

In this storytelling night, just days after Nigeria’s Independence Day,

×

Subscribe to our mailing list