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D.C. Water: Don't use hydrants to cool off this summer

D.C. Water is asking residents to leave the fire hydrants alone and find other ways to cool down as the temperatures soar this summer.

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 05:38pm EDT

Tags: DC Water, hydrant, heat

Capital Crescent Trail back in business

The Capital Crescent Trail now is open near Georgetown. It's been closed for cleanup and repairs since severe storms more than a week ago.

Sunday - 05/11/2014, 01:33pm EDT

Tags: Capital Crescent Trail, DC Water, sewage overflow, Kristi King

Apartment complex residents without water

The 20-inch main broke around 10 p.m. Wednesday on 13th Street and Trenton Place in Southeast.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 08:17am EDT

Tags: watermain, Trenton Place, D.C., DC Water

Fixing Bloomingdale's 100-year-old problem

DC Water is putting $700 million dollars towards alleviating the continual flooding in a Northwest neighborhood.

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 08:01am EDT

Tags: DC Water, tunnel, Bloomingdale

Think twice about opening D.C. fire hydrants

Cold water on a hot, humid day in the District feels great, but one way of cooling off has caused some problems.

Saturday - 06/22/2013, 07:57am EDT

Tags: DC Water, fire hydrant, Andrew Mollenbeck

Botched communications manhole leads to 14th Street sinkhole

A hole is a hole is a hole, right? Not when it's under a D.C. street, a block from the White House.

Sunday - 06/09/2013, 02:35am EDT

Tags: Rosemary Frisino Toohey, 14th Street sinkhole, DC Water, George Hawkins

How Blue Plains treats wastewater

Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Southeast is the largest plant of its kind anywhere in the world, treating about 370 million gallons of water every day.

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 01:13pm EDT

Tags: DC Water, Troubled Waters, Andrew Mollenbeck, Blue Plains Advanced Waste Water Treatment Plant, Potomac River, waste water


Water main break may disrupt flow in NW D.C.

A water main break that occurred overnight Tuesday may affect some customers in Northwest D.C.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 07:57am EDT

Tags: DC Water, water main break

Auditions Friday for DC Water's mascot

DC Water is holding auditions Friday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Bryant Street Pumping Station in Northwest.

Friday - 02/15/2013, 06:55am EST

Tags: DC Water, mascots

Water service restored in D.C. after main break

Water service has been restored for buildings affected by a main break Thursday in the District.

Friday - 06/01/2012, 11:35am EDT

Tags: water main break, Dupont Circle, DC Water