Available Drinking Water During Do Not Drink Advisory for Portion of NW D.C.

During the investigation of potential contamination in a portion of DC Water’s drinking water system, D.C. Water is deploying a mobile water dispensing unit near the impact area in NW Washington, D.C.

The unit is located on O Street between 6th and 7th Streets NW. Water will be available for customers affected by the Do Not Drink Advisory until further notice. Customers must bring water containers, such as reusable water bottles or other large water receptacles. 

An interactive map can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1xrvzFM and directional boundaries are listed below:

South – Q St. NW and Rhode Island Ave. NW 
East – 8th St. NW 
West – 13th St. NW, and a portion extending slightly further west 
North – S St. NW (between 9th St. NW and 13th St. NW) and T St. NW (between 7th St. NW and 9th St. NW)

Do not use water for:

•    Drinking
•    Preparing and cooking food, including washing fruits and vegetables
•    Preparing infant formula
•    Brushing teeth
•    Making ice and washing dishes
•    Giving water to pets
•    Taking showers and baths
**Skin and eye irritations may occur if water is used for bathing and other hygiene activities. 

Continue to use water for: 
•    Washing clothes 
•    Flushing the toilet
•    Watering plants

On December 17, 2014, DC Water received reports of a petroleum-type smell in the water and issued a Do Not Drink Advisory for a portion of NW DC. DC Water crews worked through the night to flush the water distribution system in the affected area and completed flushing this morning. The goal was to flush the contaminant out of the system by running large volumes of water out of the fire hydrants. If laboratory tests confirm this was successful, the restrictions could be lifted today. The source of the contaminant is still under investigation. Those in the affected area should continue to follow the precautions outlined above, and impacted customers should make alternative plans for water use until further notice. As noted above, water is available on O Street between 6th and 7th Streets NW. 

Share this information with everyone who drinks this water, especially those who may not receive this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). DC Water will continue to provide updates and customers will be notified immediately when the advisory is lifted. For more information, visitwww.dcwater.com or contact DC Water Customer Service at 202-354-3600 or the 24-Hour Command Center at 202-612-3400.

Related Links:
name: Interactive Map of Impact Area
url: http://bit.ly/1xrvzFM

Contact Information:
Office of External Affairs

You can view this News Release at http://www.dcwater.com/news/listings/press_release697.cfm

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DPW to Observe Labor Day, Mon., Sep. 3

DPW will enforce parking regulations around Nationals Park. Sanitation services will be suspended for the day.

(Washington, DC) The DC Department of Public Works will observe Labor Day, Monday, September 3, and most services will be suspended. However, the Nationals will play home games at Nationals Park beginning August 31, 2012 thru September 9, 2012, and parking regulations in that neighborhood will be enforced daily, including September 3. Vehicles violating these restrictions will be ticketed and towed. Other parking regulations, including expired meters, residential parking and street sweeping, will be suspended for the holiday.

Sanitation services will be suspended for the holiday and will resume Tuesday, September 4.

  • In once-a-week trash and recycling collection neighborhoods collections will “slide” to the next day, so Monday’s collections will be made Tuesday, Tuesday’s collections will be made Wednesday and so on.
  • In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday/Thursday collections will be made Tuesday and Friday and Tuesday/Friday collections will be made Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Street sweeping will be suspended Monday, September 3 so motorists will not need to move their cars that day.

The Ft. Totten Transfer Station will be closed Monday, September 3 and will reopen Tuesday, September 4 to residents to bring trash, bulk items and recyclables between 1 pm and 5 pm.

Directions to Ft. Totten, 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE: Travel east on Irving Street, NW, turn left on Michigan Avenue, turn left on John F. McCormack Drive, NE and continue to the end of the street.

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Street Sweeping Resumes Tomorrow (March 1)

Heads up, car owners and operators: DC’s Residential Street Sweeping Season gets underway once again beginning tomorrow, March 1. From DPW’s announcement of Feb. 12:

Signs are posted that identify the days of the week and hours of the day when parking restrictions will be enforced so the sweepers can clean the streets effectively. Parking enforcement of residential sweeping violations will begin Monday, March 11, to give motorists a few days to get used to the parking restrictions.

Tickets for violations will run you $30–and that doesn’t count the cost of your car being towed, if you are so unfortunate.

Street-sweeping season continues through October 31. Additional information can be found here.

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Street Sweeping Begins March 1, Enforcement on March 12

The Department of Public Works begins its annual street sweeping program on March 1 and will continue until the end of October.

Enforcement will begin on March 12 where there is restricted on-street parking.

DPW is also announcing that it is expanding street sweeping to additional residential areas.  More details here.

Note: This post has been changed to reflect the correct date enforcement will begin.

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