DC Water will adress questions and concerns about increasing water rates and the clean rivers project, which may impact the Georgetown waterfront, at the Ward 2 town hall meeting March 14.
The meeting is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the School Without Walls, 2130 G St. NW.
DC Water General Manager and Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans are co-hosting the meeting which will highlight topics including:
- Water Rates
- Drinking Water
- Clean Rivers
- Billing Issues
- Job Opportunities
Earlier this week Patch reported that several Georgetown leaders, including Evans and the ANC, have raised concerns about the impact the Clean River project could have on the Georgetown waterfront.
The project, if executed as it is currently designed, would involve digging beneath the Potomac River waterbed to create a 58 million gallon storage tunnel to reduce the amount of raw sewage that ends up in the river after a heavy rain or snow. DC Water is trying to pursue green infrastructure projects to potentially avoid creating the new tunnel.
To pay for the Clean Rivers project, which currently is underway along the Anacostia waterfront, DC Water customers will be seeing increases in their water rates.
To learn more read Patch's coverage of the Clean Rivers project and attend the meeting next week.