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...

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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...

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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...

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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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DC Water Performs Dye Test to Confirm Sewer Leak

Sep 02

DC Water Performs Dye Test to Confirm Sewer Leak

In a remote area of Soapstone Creek, beyond the Soapstone Valley trail, there was a slow leak detected in a sewer pipe. It almost went unnoticed but through a series of tests which required the use of dye, the leak was detected and repaired. DC Water Dept. inspectors poured a concentrated green dye into a manhole upstream from the ooze site, and sure enough, green...

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