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...

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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...

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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...

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Washington DC Water and the Perma-Liner Connection

Nov 10

Washington DC Water and the Perma-Liner Connection

The DC Water sewer system is about as old as it gets with some pipes dating back to before the Civil War, and construction materials including everything from brick to vitrified clay to cast iron to concrete.  More than 630,000 residential, commercial and governmental customers in the District of Columbia receive wastewater collection and treatment services from the...

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The Capital Crescent Trail Sewer Rehabilitation

Oct 23

The Capital Crescent Trail Sewer Rehabilitation

DC Water will rehabilitate a portion of the Upper Potomac Interceptor Sewer as part of a region wide effort to improve the quality and durability of sewers throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. Many of the district’s wastewater pipes are more than 50 years old, are in disrepair and have structural defects such as fractures. When this occurs, it may allow...

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