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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
4/8/14 DC Waters Greening of Irving Street Continues
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is implementing green infrastructure on Irving Street as part of the Cle . . .
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4/4/14 McMillan Construction Brings Traffic Impacts to First Street
Updated Closure Information for Week of April 7 . . .
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4/1/14 Reminder: DC Water Hosting Meetings with Customers
Locations Set for Town Hall Meetings in All 8 Wards . . .
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3/26/14 DC Water opens new green, multi-functional Visitor Center at Blue Plains
Built to LEED silver standards, the new Visitor Center/Warehouse building houses classroom and educa . . .
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3/11/14 Spring Cleaning in the Region’s Drinking Water System
Customers may notice a slight change in taste and smell . . .
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1/29/14 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 . . .
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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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7/22/13 New Traffic Pattern on M Street, SE Beginning August 1
(Washington, DC) – DC Water, in coordination with the District Department of Transportation, will im . . .
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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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