Last year was the rainiest on record, but D.C. Water announced that the Anacostia River Tunnel kept more than 4.5 billion gallons of sewage, and nearly 900 tons of trash and other solids, from going into the river.
A crack in a sewage vent pipe has temporarily closed a Baltimore police station.
The near-constant rain that fell over the weekend across the D.C. region smashed an annual record, stranded drivers and caused sewer overflows.
Anne Arundel County is considering a resolution that would turn prominent rivers and creeks into “no-discharge zones,” prohibiting boaters from letting treated waste flow into area waterways.
Tunnel-boring machine “Chris” was lowered underground Thursday. The behemoth will spend the next two and a half years slowly chewing through more than 5 miles of earth underneath Northeast D.C. to make way for a sewer tunnel. See photos.
Alexandria’s expensive upgrades to sewage systems that pour untreated waste into the Potomac River dozens of times a year are moving forward, now that the state has approved work plans.
Turtle Park, located near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Van Ness Street in Northwest, D.C., has closed its spray park for repairs due to sewage problems.
The ban on shellfish harvesting is due to potential contamination. It includes oysters and clams but not crabs or fin fish.
The funds will be used for the planning, design and construction of improvements to the city’s sewer infrastructure.
Baltimore officials say more than 4 million gallons (15 million liters) of sewage and rainwater overflowed into a river as rain inundated the sewer system.
The heavy rain that’s expected will likely bring a disgusting side effect — sewage flowing into the Potomac and Anacostia rivers. But new tunnels are being built to alleviate that.
The city had fought the bill, contending that more time is needed. Gov. Terry McAuliffe had proposed amendments to extend the deadline, but after they failed, he signed the bill.
OXON HILL, Md. — A leak in a 14-inch sewer pipe is causing thousands of gallons of raw sewage to spill into an Oxon Hill, Maryland neighborhood. According to Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, the problem…
Part of the Capital Crescent Trail is closed due to a sewer line break, and DC Water estimates that the repairs could take a week or more.
It\’s that time of year again: Time to treat your lawn with corn gluten and keep away the weeds for next summer.
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