News & Publications
Board and Staff BiosBoard of Directors Bios
LinksFacts at a Glance
How DC Water sets rates
Current DC Water rates
ProjectsEnhanced Nitrogen Removal
Clean Rivers Project
Clean Rivers Project Update(Past Issues)
Capital Improvement Program
John Lisle Chief of External Affairs 202-787-2616 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamela Mooring, APR Communications Manager 202-787-2089 email@example.com
Nicole Condon Water Communications Coordinator 202-787-2214 Nicole.Condon@dcwater.com
For media inquiries, please contact the Office of External Affairs during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 202-787-2200.
After hours, please contact the 24-hour Command Center at
202-612-3400 for assistance. The Command Center will connect you to the on-call contact person in External Affairs.
|April 9, 2013||Tunnel Boring Machine Naming Ceremony|
|July 18, 2012||75th Anniversary|
|May 17, 2011||A Greener Blue Plains|
Meet your water utility in your ward
DC Water announces 2014 town hall meetings with General Manager George S. Hawkins . . .
Spring Cleaning in the Region’s Drinking Water System
Customers may notice a slight change in taste and smell . . .
DC Water extends comment period for proposed modifications to the Long Term Control Plan to include green infrastructure
Today DC Water General Manager George S. Hawkins announced a 30-day extension to the public comment . . .
DC Water Lifts Boil Water Advisory for all affected customers – Effective 11:30 a.m. March 7, 2014
It is no longer necessary to boil your tap water or consume bottled water . . .
Northeast Boundary Tunnel Construction Brings Lane Closures to Florida Avenue
and 3rd Street Beginning March 10
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on Florida Avenue, NW and 3rd Stre . . .
McMillan Construction Brings Traffic Impacts to First Street
Updated Closure Information for Week of March 10 . . .
DC Water expands backwater valve program for residents in Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park neighborhoods
January 29, 2014-- DC Water today announced it is expanding its backwater valve (BWV) program to hel . . .
Prepare your Pipes for the Next Cold Snap
--and what to do if they freeze-- . . .
IRVING STREET CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 25
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is set to begin construction to green Irving Street as part of the Clean . . .
M Street Road Closure to Begin October 1
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on M Street, SE as part of the Cle . . .
New Traffic Pattern on M Street, SE Beginning August 1
(Washington, DC) – DC Water, in coordination with the District Department of Transportation, will im . . .
Bryant Street NW Road Closure Begins March 11, 2013
DC Water to Replace Major Transmission Mains in NW DDOT/DC Water Coordinating Road Closure . . .
DC Water In The News
|1/18/12||East of the River and Hill Rag DC Water's Clean Rivers project detailed in Capital Community News publications, including interviews with GM George S. Hawkins and Clean Rivers Project Director Carlton Ray.|
|1/19/11||January 2011 issue of Water Environment & Technology. Several members of Team Blue explain their approach to communication in the January 2011 issue of Water Environment & Technology.|
|12/1/10||DC Water chief: right place, right time General Manager George S. Hawkins explains why investing in water infrastructure is a moral imperative.|
|11/17/10||Brand New Look The DC Water and Sewer Authority reaches out to customers by creating a new look and tagline "Water is Life".|
|09/07/10||Potomac River now healthier than in '50s, study shows The Potomac River is cleaner now than it has been in decades, thanks largely to upgrades at Washington's [Blue Plains] sewage plant.|
|04/25/10||In D.C., the right questions about water safety DC Water General Manager George S. Hawkins responds to Ms. Rose Overbey's Local Opinion, published April 25.|
|03/31/10||Potomac River areas smell relief DC Water begins work on six filtration buildings planned for Potomac Interceptor to reduce odors.|
|03/24/10||The Kojo Nnamdi ShowWAMU's Kojo Nnamdi talks with General Manager Hawkins about replacing aging water and sewer infrastructure, the temporary change in tap water disinfectant, and water pollution control.|
|03/15/10||Saving U.S. Water and Sewer Systems Would Be Costly New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg shadowed General Manager George Hawkins to write about the state of water and sewer infrastructure in the nation's capital.|
|03/09/10||Snowstorms Triple Trash in Anacostia River DC Water skimmer boats work five days a week to clean up the massive amounts of trash in the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers.|
|12/18/09||Group Suggests Residents Use Water Filters DC Water General Manager George Hawkins responds to Environmental Working Group recommendation that DC Residents use water filters before drinking water — "we both satisfy legal requirements and health requirements."|
|12/07/09||Northwest DC Residents Asked to Boil Water as Precaution WJLA presents a story about DC Water's Boil Water Alert and the precautions being taken by area residents.|
|11/25/09||Ride Along With DC's Hydrant Patrol Watch NBC Washington's story about the Hydrant Patrol.|
|11/13/09||DC Residents And Officials Unclog Storm Drains "On a [rainy day], we're doing site-specific requests to respond to challenges. We find them, we clean the catch basin and it usually solves the problem," says DC Water General Manager George Hawkins. To report a clogged storm drain, call DC Water at 202-612-3400.|
|10/28/09||Thousands of DC families could have a big problem on their hands interview with General Manager George S. Hawkins about the Report on galvanized plumbing and lead contamination released by DC Water and detailed in the "What We Do" section of this website.|
|10/28/09||Water Worries Fox News follows up on galvanized pipe issues presented in the DC Water funded Report on galvanized plumbing and lead contamination released by DC Water and detailed in the "What We Do" section of this website.|
|1/23/09||Cold Brings Rash of Broken Water Mains NBC Washington discusses how the aging infrastructure and acidic soil contribute to water main breaks during freezing temperatures.|