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John Lisle Chief of External Affairs 202-787-2616

Pamela Mooring, APR Communications Manager 202-787-2089

Nicole Condon Water Communications Coordinator 202-787-2214

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.

Press Kits

Date Press Kit
April 9, 2013 Tunnel Boring Machine Naming Ceremony
July 18, 2012 75th Anniversary
May 17, 2011 A Greener Blue Plains

News Releases

Date Headline
8/29/14 DC Water Repairing Sewer Line Near Rock Creek Park;
Blockage caused sewage to overflow into Rock Creek . . .
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8/28/14 Road Closure on Sherrill Drive On or About September 8
(Washington, DC)– DC Water will be performing construction activities on Sherrill Drive NW. Be . . .
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8/28/14 Heavy Construction for First Street Tunnel Project is Underway- Commuters/Through Traffic Travelers are Advised to Seek Alternative Routes
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities in four surface locations in the B . . .
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8/22/14 Westbound Mt. Olivet Road Lane Closure Continues Through September 5
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing field investigation activities on Mt. Olivet Road NE in s . . .
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How well do you know your DC tap water? Can you tell the difference between tap and bottled water? H . . .
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7/31/14 Lane/Road Closures on Beach Drive On or About August 11
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing sewer inspection activities on Beach Drive NW as part of t . . .
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7/22/14 PRESS ADVISORY: DC Water, Councilmember Mary Cheh and others celebrate Green Infrastructure (GI) projects, and unique job training program for locals
Green Infrastructure projects include Ft. Reno reservoir green roof and GI at DC Water facilities to . . .
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7/10/14 Update on 14th Street, NW Lane Closure
Upon extensive investigation of the sinkhole on 14th Street NW, between Constitution Avenue and Penn . . .
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6/17/14 Please leave fire hydrants alone
—Residents are urged to cool off without opening hydrants— —Tampering with hydrants is illegal, dan . . .
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6/9/14 Eastbound M Street, SE Lane Closure On or About June 18
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on M Street, SE as part of the Cl . . .
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9/13/13 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 . . .
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3/7/13 Bryant Street NW Road Closure Begins March 11, 2013
DC Water to Replace Major Transmission Mains in NW DDOT/DC Water Coordinating Road Closure . . .
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News Release Archives

DC Water In The News

Date Headline
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.

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