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World, Meet Bloom.


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The playbook for public officials goes something like this: deliver remarks, sit patiently as several others do the same, then smile for the cameras as you move a gleaming shovel through a tidy pile of dirt. I’ve probably taken part in a dozen ground-breaking ceremonies over the years, first as a mayoral appointee and then

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Can’t Top Home Cooking


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I’d like to take a moment to draw your attention back to DC Water’s 2015 Annual Report . It was published a couple months ago and I hope many of you have had a chance to read it. If you haven’t, I strongly encourage you to do so! I think this report is the best

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End of an Era (or Two)


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When I arrived at DC Water, I was told that an employee named Gus Bass led the city’s transition from wooden mains to iron. While that was an exaggeration, Gus did begin serving long before we were DC Water or even DC Water and Sewer Authority (WASA). Gus became a permanent employee with the Authority

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