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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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Archive, Infrastructure

Invitation to the Inside of Change


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I offer my greetings to those of you visiting this still-new blog from the NY Times article about my work at the DC Water and Sewer Authority. Charles Duhigg’s series certainly captures the extraordinary importance, usually overlooked, of the pipes, valves and pumps beneath our feet — and the water and sewer facilities we rely

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