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A Greener DC: Part 1


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There is a fresh breeze blowing in Washington, DC and it will whistle through more trees, bushes, flowers and shrubs.  Tens of millions of dollars more. The additional plantings will be accomplished through a landmark modification of a Consent Decree that was just agreed to by DC Water, the District of Columbia government, the United

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Archive, Editorial

Let’s Toast to Tap


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We recently honored the 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act by hosting a Toast to Tap event at CityCenter in downtown Washington, D.C.  We were grateful for CityCenter providing the venue in a new park surrounded by both water fountains and city streets, and I was pleased to speak to the enthusiastic crowd

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The Challenge of Diminishing Returns


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The Challenge of Diminishing Returns The Chesapeake Bay Committee convened by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments met with Jeff Corbin, the Special Assistant to the Administrator on the Chesapeake Bay for USEPA. One of the key messages is the challenge of increasing costs at the margin for protections from wastewater treatment facilities – and

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Archive, Infrastructure

Clean Water Agenda: LTCP vs LID


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I shared the podium yesterday with Bob Perciasepe, the Deputy Administrator of the USEPA, at the National Environmental Policy Forum hosted by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). Although we did not plan our presentations together in advance, our messages are remarkably similar. The similarity flows from an understanding that we live at

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