Editorial

DC Water, Editorial

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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DC Water, Editorial, Infrastructure

Sometimes Progress Starts with Getting a Low Grade


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A C+ grade, not once but twice!  What parent would be happy with that outcome? Yet, I am not talking about grades in school. I am referring to the recently released report card by the American Society of Civil ditoringineers (ASCE) scoring the infrastructure of Washington, DC. Drinking water infrastructure: C+.  Sewer infrastructure: C+.  ASCE

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DC Water, Editorial, Innovation

Good Government Puts People First


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I’ve been thinking a lot about performance in the public sector, particularly as it relates to innovation. I know I am not the only one, because if you live in the Washington, DC area, you can’t help but think about the performance of many agencies, including the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). In many

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