PSA that I just got a visit from someone from Mpower and the whole thing sounded weird so I sent them away. I googled it and saw that you reported on this a few months ago in another part of DC. Today, Read More
I started the process of getting a heavy-up electrical panel in April 2023. The city came through and it passed inspection in June, and I’ve been waiting for PEPCO to schedule digging and install the the line ever since.
My neighbors waited one and two years (respectively) for Read More
I’ve lived in an apartment in Capitol Hill for a year and a half. The apartment uses an allocation method to calculate water/sewer, which is “50% occupancy 50% unit square feet.” My bill has consistently been about $20 for water and $40 for sewer. For September, I received a water bill for $90 and sewer bill for $156 – 4 times the usual amount.
What protections do tenants have against outrageous increases when allocation methods are used? Read More
via DC Water
From DC Water:
“This week, the DC Water Board of Directors approved a design-build contract for construction of the Potomac River Tunnel (PRT). The $819 million contract is the largest ever awarded by the Authority. The 5.5-mile-long tunnel will control combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Potomac River, improving water quality in this critical natural resource. This work is part of the larger Clean Rivers Project, a $2.99 billion program to improve the water quality of the Anacostia and Potomac rivers and Rock Creek by increasing the capacity of the sewer system. Read More
photo by Jim Havard
“This is the largest environmental settlement in DC history.”
From the Office of the DC Attorney General:
“Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) will pay over $57 million to resolve allegations that it discharged toxic chemicals into the District’s land and waterways for decades, resulting in the persistent toxic pollution of the Anacostia River. Under the terms of the agreement, Pepco must pay $47 million toward cleaning up the Anacostia River and $10 million in penalties. The company also must clean up contamination at its Buzzard Point and Benning Road facilities and investigate the current and historical environmental impacts of the company’s underground, District-wide system of transformer vaults. Additionally, Pepco will pay for the District to oversee this work. Read More
“IMPORTANT: On Wednesday, Oct. 4th at 2:20 p.m. ET, there will be a nationwide emergency alert test on cell phones, wireless devices, radios, and TVs.
This is a standard test that occurs at least once every three years. No action is needed.”
The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. Both tests are scheduled to begin at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Read More
DC saying, sorry, we may have told you that you don’t have led pipes but we may have been wrong….and figure it out for yourself and sure we can send you a water test if you specifically ask, seems grossly irresponsible and not at all of a reasonable response…” Read More
We received an email from Washington Gas that our service is being suspended (disconnected). The “move out request notice”. We called the WGas and it appears as if somebody (they even gave us that person’s name) requested to activate the service at our address. No details on how (call or email). We’re in a four-unit apartment building. Has anything similar happen to anyone else?”
photo by Charlie
City Administrator Kevin Donahue writes: “PepcoConnect, DDOTDC, DCDPW teams worked overnight to clear downed trees & repair power lines: Read More
I’ve been unable to pay my Washington Gas bill for over a month. Some bug in their credit card processing. More-than-weekly emails have yielded assurances that the issue will be fixed, but here we are. Am I alone?”