Thursday, December 06, 2012

DC Water: Traffic advisory -- Clean Rivers project construction on 1st St NW begins 12-10-2012

See this 12/6/2012 message from DC Water`s Emanuel Briggs:

Below you will find our traffic advisory informing the community of upcoming field investigation (site borings) along First Street, NW in preparation for the Northeast Boundary and Branch Tunnels portion of our Clean Rivers Project.  

Thanks much!

Emanuel D. Briggs | Manager, Community Outreach, External Affairs | District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority |
5000 Overlook Avenue, SW | Washington, DC 20032 | (202) 787-2003 | (202) 787-4122 (fax)

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Contact: Emanuel D. Briggs
Manager, Community Outreach
(202) 787-2003
emanuel.briggs @
                                                                                                                                                   December 6, 2012

 Clean Rivers Project Construction on First Street, NW Begins December 10

(Washington, DC) – DC Water will be performing construction activities along First Street, NW as part of the Clean Rivers Project.

Beginning Monday, December 10, 2012 through February 2013, weather permitting, crews will be working in eight locations on or adjacent to First Street, NW from Rhode Island Avenue, NW to Michigan Avenue, NW, and at North Capitol Street, NE and Girard Street, NE.

This work will be performed in support of the Northeast Boundary and Branch Tunnels portion of the Clean Rivers Project.  In preparation for future tunnel construction, crews will be drilling at the above locations as part of needed field investigations.  Daily hours of operation will be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Important Information:
·         Two-way traffic will be maintained on First Street, NW while this portion of the work takes place.
·         Some traffic stops and delays within the vicinity of the work zones are anticipated.
·         24-hour parking restrictions will be in effect within each work zone for a period of approximately two weeks.

Temporary traffic signs have been set up throughout the area to alert motorists to the upcoming traffic changes.

Project Details:
DC Water is implementing its Clean Rivers Project for the District’s combined sewer system.  The project includes a system of tunnels and diversion sewers for the capture of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to Rock Creek and the Anacostia and Potomac rivers for treatment at DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Clean Rivers Project will reduce CSOs annually by 96 percent throughout the system and by 98 percent for the Anacostia River alone.


About DC Water The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), is an industry leading multi-jurisdictional regional utility that provides drinking water, wastewater collection and treatment to 600,000 residential, commercial and governmental customers in the District of Columbia, 17.8 million annual visitors and also collects and treats wastewater for 1.6 million customers in Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland and Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia.

DC Water’s service area covers approximately 725 square miles and the company operates the world’s largest advanced wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 370 million gallons per day and a peak capacity of 1.076 billion gallons per day. 

Please visit for more information on the Clean Rivers Project.

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