Whoa thanks to Ben (and Eli, Doug and everyone else) for sending around 11:30am from 16th and U Street, NW.
and the videos: Read More
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
Photo by Peyton Sherwood
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
My partner and I just moved to a 3 br house with a finished basement. We took over the DC Water Account (toward the end of January) and our February 18th bill just came in at $178! “Sewer Services” alone came out to almost $100. What did we do to deserve this? heh Read More
Thanks to all who reported on Saturday. Meyer wrote: “Around 9am this morning, driving up Woodley Rd and passing Reno, we came upon an incredible outpouring of dirty brown water. A water main had just broken, between Reno and 35th, and water was forcing its way up through a manhole and even the roadway itself, where the street had buckled in two places. DC fire arrived on the scene a few minutes later and WASA was en route.”
On Sunday morning Alert DC reported: “DC Water reports the emergency repairs have been completed and water has been restored to the affected customers outage in the 3200-3400 blocks of Woodley Road NW and the 3100-3200 blocks of 33rd Place NW.”
Thankfully it’s been fixed now but have to share this wild video of the break too: Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
I was wondering whether anyone has had success applying for DC Water’s LPRAP – Lead Pipe Replacement Assistance Program – which went into effect in October? I submitted paperwork back in mid-October but it seems to have gone into a black hole. If folks have had their application successfully submitted can they provide the name of the contractor they used and how much the whole project cost? The name of the contractor is particularly useful because the process does require a certain amount of paperwork on their end as well, which is not something every contractor is willing to do.”
Yikes, thanks to Ian for sending from just north of Dupont Circle: “Water main break. Car seems to be in sink hole of sorts. Water gushing all down Connecticut Avenue” Read More
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. Read More
Starbucks, Wisconsin Ave, Cathedral Heights. Thanks to Eric for sending.
From DC Water:
“The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) continues to advise customers to not drink or cook with their water without boiling it first if they are in the defined impact area.
Customers should visit the interactive map at dcwater.com or call the 24-Hour Command Center at (202) 612-3400 to determine if they are in the current impact area.
Customers not located in the impacted area do not need to boil water and can continue normal water use.
Customers in the impact area should: Read More