Sent: Friday, October 26, 2012 12:45 PM
Subject: RE: Press Release Distributed
Bloomingdale/LeDroit Park Residents:
In anticipation of heavy local storms beginning this weekend, DC Water has issued the following press release about our storm preparations. Please see below.
DC Water Prepares for Hurricane Sandy
Offers tips to customers for preparing at home
Oct 26, 2012 -- With the exact track of Hurricane Sandy unknown but some impact on the District of Columbia likely, DC Water is preparing to protect its personnel and facilities this weekend and into next week.
The District’s drinking water treatment facilities — operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Washington Aqueduct — and the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant are built to withstand the impact of a devastating storm. Loss of electricity at an individual home or multi-unit building does not have an impact on the delivery of drinking water.
"Our crews will be out preparing and responding during this entire event, for as long as it’s safe to be outside," said DC Water General Manager George S. Hawkins. "We don’t anticipate any interruptions in service, but will use every outlet we have to get the word out if anything changes."
As of Thursday, DC Water management and staff have been:
DC Water also offers the following preparation tips for customers:
For even more information on preparing for a hurricane, please visit http://www.dcwater.com/education/preparedness.cfm
Emanuel D. Briggs |Manager, Community Outreach, External Affairs | District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority | firstname.lastname@example.org
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