DC Water Inaugurates Green Infrastructure Sanction

Apr 20

DC Water Inaugurates Green Infrastructure Sanction

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer has recently signed an agreement to establish a National Green Infrastructure Certification Program. This is predominantly geared toward fostering the success of qualified individuals who will install, inspect and maintain green infrastructure systems. In addition, the program will help boost community-based job creation in...

Read More

World Water Day and Call to Action

Mar 22

World Water Day and Call to Action

In honor of ‘World Water Day’, the White House hosted a Water Summit on March 22nd to raise awareness of the importance of water, and to set in motion ideas and actions to help address these issues through cutting-edge solutions.  As an integral part of the summit, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced a challenge to its member water utilities...

Read More

Sewer Rehabilitation near Morrow Drive

Feb 24

Sewer Rehabilitation near Morrow Drive

Residents of Washington D.C., DC Water crews are in the process of replacing a 14-foot segment of damaged sewer pipe located in National Park Service (NPS) park land. More specifically, the work will take place in the park area adjacent to Morrow Drive, NW between Joyce Road, NW and Stage Road. Normal work hours will be from 9:30am until 2:45pm, Monday through...

Read More

Washington DC’s Blue Plains and Clean Rivers

Jan 22

Washington DC’s Blue Plains and Clean Rivers

The Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is in good standing, as a result of compliance with environmental regulations and advanced methods of wastewater treatment.  The technology and facilities at Blue Plains are up-to-date, however, the sewer infrastructure that feeds the DC Water service area is aging and requires updates and improvements. To make the...

Read More

Washington D.C.’s Water Main Rehabilitation

Jan 06

Washington D.C.’s Water Main Rehabilitation

As part of its Capital Improvement Program, DC Water is replacing existing 12-inch and smaller cast iron  mains in various locations throughout the city. These efforts will help improve water quality and system reliability, increase water pressure in some areas, and maintain adequate flows throughout the system. Construction for this project will occur on Rock Creek...

Read More

Potomac River Basin Implements 2-Day Workshop

Dec 11

Potomac River Basin Implements 2-Day Workshop

The Potomac River Basin stretches across parts of four states, as well as the District of Columbia. This area is also called the Potomac Watershed. The drainage area of the Potomac includes 14,670 square miles. The largest flow ever recorded on the Potomac at Washington, D.C., was 275 billion gallons per day in March 1936. The lowest flow ever recorded at the same...

Read More

Sewage into Electricity: Innovation at its Best

Nov 30

Sewage into Electricity: Innovation at its Best

Washington D.C. has incorporated a new system for sewers. Specifically, using thermal energy (hydrolysis) to turn wastewater into electricity.  This idea comes from a product which originated in Norway which is called the Cambi system. The sewage starts off in an apparatus that drains off the liquid, and then the screened product will flow into four pulpers, tall...

Read More