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Soapstone

From DC Water:

“The National Park Service (NPS) has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and approved DC Water’s proposed Soapstone Valley Park Sewer Rehabilitation Project. Soapstone Valley Park is managed by Rock Creek Park and is located southeast of the intersection of Connecticut Avenue NW and Albemarle Street NW, extending to Broad Branch Road NW.

DC Water has determined that the Soapstone Valley Park sanitary sewer system has exceeded its design life and is in need of rehabilitation. Through this project, DC Water will rehabilitate aging sewer infrastructure within Soapstone Valley Park while limiting disturbances to park resources.

The EA described a No Action Alternative and a Trenchless Alternative (DC Water’s Preferred Alternative) for the proposed project and identified and evaluated the impacts on natural and historic resources from implementing these alternatives. The NPS has selected the Trenchless Alternative for the project.

The proposed project will involve the following: Read More

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Thanks to Mark for passing on:

“Since the beginning of COVID-19, we’ve been finding ways to give back and support our communities.

Now, we’re expanding free access to the best-in-class technical support of our Starry Experts. Not just to Starry subscribers, but to anyone in our five markets who needs it.

So feel free to share this email with any friends and family who might need some technical assistance in these tough times.

Starry Experts are our highly trained customer service team who are available 24/7 to help solve a broad range of technical issues, including: Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

RCN is expanding into our neighborhood in DC and has offered us certain “courtesy services” for a utility easement to run power from our house to the street. Have any other readers dealt with a similar situation? We’d love to have internet/cable options other than Comcast but want to make sure we’re making a good long term decision.

Side note: Earlier this morning Caroline wrote: “Xfinity internet outage near 14th and W… anyone else experiencing this?” Others noted Bloomingdale was affected too. How has everyone’s internet been running the last couple weeks? Notice any changes?

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From DC Water:

“The District of Columbia, Arlington County and the northeastern Fairfax County will clean out their tap water network starting Monday–a safe, annual process.

Service continues uninterrupted during the process, which runs from March 30 through May 4. During that time, drinking water in the may taste slightly different. But the purification process remains unchanged and the water is essentially unchanged. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I’m hoping to get some advice on a pretty awful issue I’m having with Washington Gas. My service was disconnected yesterday [Thursday] – with no notice – due to an ongoing construction project next door and Washington Gas needing to run a new service line to their property. Again – I received no formal notice of this disconnection and only realized the service had been disconnected when I woke up in the morning and the temperature had dropped to 60 degrees (these have been some of the coldest days of the year so far mind you – below freezing outside). Read More

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Thanks to Stephanie for passing on:

“A little PSA – just had a phishing scam. Someone “from Pepco” calling to reduce my bills by 30%, they just needed me to provide my Residential-R service number. Got off the phone and called Pepco to ask about it. Supposedly with that number they can hijack your account.”

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