I did not realize that Emanuel Briggs had been serving as Wendell the Water Drop. He is likely eager to recruit a replacement to avoid having to wear "the suffocating costume in the bed of a pickup truck and wave maniacally in the merciless furnace of D.C. summertime" in the Capitol Pride parade. That would be motivation enough for me! Ha ha.
Note that the tryouts are at the DC Water Bryant Street pumping station right here in the neighborhood.
I have included a few paragraphs of this Washington Post article below. You can click on the link to read the entire article.
The photograph here is from the Post article.