Monday, January 24, 2011
D.C. Water crews are one the scene of a leaking pipe at 1420 Wisconsin Ave.
D.C. Water crews continue their work on a leaking water main at 1420 Wisconsin Ave. The leak was first reported Jan. 11. Traffic is limited to one lane in each direction as construction equipment and utility vans clog a small section of Wisconsin Avenue. The problem is a leaking two-inch service line. The repairs only affect the individual service line connecting the former home of Commander Salamander to the main line; neighboring businesses should not experience any water outage. The repair is scheduled to be completed today, though permanent restoration at the site will occur later, according to D.C. Water Coordinator of Construction Outreach Emanuel Briggs. Briggs said the agency has until Sunday, Feb. 27 to complete the restoration.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
DC Water is repairing a broken water main on P Street between 31st Street and Wisconsin Avenue.
Upwards of 40 homes on P Street between 31st Street and Wisconsin Avenue will have water outages for the next six hours. DC Water crews are on the scene of a water main break. Work should last approximately six hours an will take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Customers may experience water outages during that time. Repair work should not impact traffic.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Wood boards now cover the large hole on the 3200 block of Prospect St. Cars able to squeak by, though DDOT asks motorists to avoid area.
Updated 4:24 p.m. Dec. 12 Washington Gas has placed wooden boards over a hole that opened up at the 3200 block of Prospect Street on Sunday, the site of construction by the utility company. Crews will continue work on the main over the next few weeks before putting a permanent fix in place. The District Department of Transportation has asked motorists to avoid the area. Cars are able to get by the hole, which is about 8 feet wide by 12 feet long in from of the Bangkok Bistro restaurant. The manager of a nearby restaurant, who didn't want his name revealed, said he didn't see the hole at 9:30 a.m. today, but discovered it about 10 a.m.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
New report says a D.C. investment of $1 billion for underground electric power lines could avoid 65 percent of potential future power outages. The recently updated budget shortfall makes such an investment unlikely any time soon.
In a public hearing Thursday at the Woodrow Wilson Building, citizens, council members and utility regulators all broadly agreed on the benefits of running electric power lines underground in the District of Columbia. The hearing, held by Ward 4 councilmember Muriel Bowser, addressed the feasibility of such a plan and questioned the reliability of Pepco, which provides electricity to all Washington residents. The Public Service Commission, which regulates the city's utilities, presented a report from Shaw Consulting International Inc., the consulting firm it hired to analyze and determine the best way to adopt an underground grid. The report recommended a more than $1 billion plan to build underground electric power lines in the District …