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Federal Water & Sewer Payment to DC Water

January 09, 2019

DC Water Statement on Federal Government Payment for Water and Sewer Services

The Federal Government typically pays DC Water in advance for water and sewer services at the beginning of each fiscal quarter. In early January, the Department of the Treasury informed the Authority that it would not be able to pay the full amount owed for the second quarter of FY19 due to the Government shutdown. The full amount due for the quarter was approximately $16.5 million, but the Federal Government made a partial payment of approximately $10.5 million.
 
Since the Federal government pays in advance, its account is not past due, and DC Water is not contemplating shutting off water to any Federal properties. We anticipate the outstanding balance for the second quarter will be paid in full once the shutdown ends.