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Plotting the Pipes


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As a result of the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan, many Americans – regardless of where they live – are thinking about their drinking water. That’s good! Water quality is a critical issue and the more people know about where it comes from and how it gets to their faucets, the better they will be

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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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Small Steps to Big Goals


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When I learned I had been selected by GOVERNING Magazine as one of their 2014 Public Officials of the Year, I was pleased beyond words for the reasons most would guess, and one most would not.  The reaction that is expected, although not any less special, is to feel humble and grateful that I am

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