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
Thanks to Dave for sending from Porter and Connecticut Ave, NW.
Photo by Diane Krauthamer
I live up in Brightwood Park and last week we had DC Water come dig up and repair a major water main under the street right in front of our house. Since then, both my house and my neighbor’s house has experienced significant internal cracking on our interior front walls and shared rowhouse wall. Any community advice about how to best navigate this?“
Thanks to Kelly and Damien for sending from Petworth: “Old Faithful gushes on Illinois Ave and Allison St.”
To the video: Read More
Luis sends this tough sight from “16 and East Capitol NE”
Photo by Jim Havard
We absolutely love the Waterfront area and the experience in living in this part of DC has been very positive, however we are having very serious issues with our condominium association. When we moved we were aware the building does a mandatory “water shut-off” in weekdays once every 2 months, this lasts from 9am to about 3pm. We are ok with that, the majority of the time we’ve been at work and it has not affected us.
Fast forward to last year’s pandemic, for safety and health reasons these water shut-offs were temporarily cancelled (fine by us, we work from home now). However in these past few months, we have had multiple water shut-offs Read More