Photos by Meredith Jones Hoing
Ed. Note: The water woes from yesterday.
Thanks to Meredith for sending from
17 15th and R Street, NW. “Water main broke!” Read More
Connecticut and Jefferson Pl, NW
“MPD reports the 1200 Block of Connecticut Avenue NW is closed until further notice for water service repairs. Please use an alternate route.”
Thanks to AJ for sending around 12:35pm.
And Mike: Read More
Here is an unusual thing that happened: We came home to find a stack of mail that consisted of 40 DC Water bills. The amount due for each one ranged from the usual amount to 0 to $1800 credit Read More
Photo by Tim Brown
From DC Water:
“At an event with Washington D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser, U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, DC Water Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David L. Gadis, and other local officials, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced a $156 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water). This loan will help finance water infrastructure improvements throughout the city, including new water mains to improve drinking water quality and reduce service disruptions resulting from breaks in aged pipes. Read More
Photo by Pablo Raw
Fear not, it’s just the annual spring cleaning!
From DC Water:
“The District of Columbia, Arlington County and northeastern Fairfax County will clean out their tap water network starting Monday–a safe, annual process. Water service continues uninterrupted during the process, which runs from April 5 through May 17. During that time, drinking water may smell or taste slightly different. Read More
“slightly more off the ground since I moved the branch. Tons of slack in the wire and it goes between two polls, so not to someone’s house.”
The Sunday night storm brought down a branch, which in turn brought down a low hanging wire. But the wire didn’t actually snap and it’s now lying across my yard and my two neighbors’ yards. It’s about neck height. Read More
I was wondering if you’ve heard anything DC residents having unexpected and inexplicably high pepco bills in the last few months. Long story short, starting early December (specifically the week of 12/6), our Pepco bill doubled from historical levels. I am rather… frugal, and I watch this bill religiously, so this did not go unnoticed. I also am in data analytics, Read More
Got my Washington Gas utility bill last week. But instead of my name, it was addressed to a different entity.
My initial thought was, identity fraud? Is someone (or some entity) trying to use my address as a means to legitimatize a (fraudulent) identity? Read More
Photo by Erin
Last night we received a number of reports about Comcast/Xfinity outages (service appears to be restored for many though some are still experiencing slowness as of this morning.) Doesn’t seem related bu thanks to Nat for sending this interesting tidbit: “I got an email from my apartment about RCN possibly experiencing “sun outages” between Feb 27 and March 8. I wonder if that’s what’s happening to Comcast?”
“What are Sun Outages? Read More
Thanks to Dave for sending from Porter and Connecticut Ave, NW.