DC Water Board of Directors to Hold Virtual Public Hearing on Proposed Rates

July 29, 2020

The DC Water Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the proposed retail rates, charges and fees for the next two years. The hearing is scheduled for 6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 and will be held remotely for the safety of participants due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.

Prior to the hearing, DC Water held a series of town hall meetings with customers in all eight wards of the District. Those meetings were also held remotely and drew record participation. More than 4,100 people participated in the meetings in June and July.

What: DC Water Public Hearing

When: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 • 6:30 p.m.

Where: The meeting will be held by phone and online using Microsoft Teams.

To participate, call 202-753-6714 • Conference ID: 197 530 04#

You can also watch the hearing online at https://dcwater.com/watch-board-meetings

Individuals or representatives of an organization who wish to present testimony at the public hearing are requested to furnish his or her name, address, telephone number and name of the organization they represent (if any) by calling 202-787-2330 or emailing the request to Lmanley@dcwater.com no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday August 3, 2020. Other persons wishing to present testimony may testify after those on the witness list. Persons making presentations are urged to address their statements to relevant issues.

Oral presentations by individuals will be limited to five (5) minutes. Oral presentations made by representatives of an organization will not be longer than ten (10) minutes. Statements should summarize extensive written materials so there will be time for all interested persons to be heard. Oral presentations will be heard and considered, but for accuracy of the record, all statements should be submitted in writing. The hearing will end when all persons wishing to make comments have been heard.

Written testimony or comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking may be submitted by mail to Linda R. Manley, Secretary to the Board, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, 1358 Canal Street, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20003, or by email to Lmanley@dcwater.com. Such written testimony to be clearly marked “Written Testimony for Public Hearing, August 5, 2020” and received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020.

More information about DC Water’s rate making process is available online at dcwater.com/ratemaking-process.