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Statement on Incident at DC Water Facility

July 28, 2020

DC Water issued the following statement today:

This afternoon a DC Water employee took his own life outside the authority headquarters building at 1385 Canal Street SE. We extend our condolences to the employee’s family and ask that the public respect their privacy during this difficult time.

There were no other injuries associated with the event and operation of our water and wastewater services were unaffected. DC Water is providing counseling services to employees affected by the incident. Their safety and well-being is always our priority.

Please contact the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department for any questions about the incident.