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
Suddenly colder weather, combined with a very old system, spells lots of water main breaks. We have had eight in the last 24 hours, and have crews in the field working 24 hours a day.
Fox 5’s Maureen Umeh covers what happens in a neighborhood with a water main out of service. Water Main Break Causes Flooded Streets in Northwest DC (WTTG-TV, 07/28/2010)
A series of water-main breaks in and around the District of Columbia in the past week led WUSA-TV’s Bruce LeShan to examine the funding needs around this critical infrastructure. Billions Needed to Replace Water Mains (WUSA-TV, 07/12/2010)
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