D.C. WASA, The D.C. Water and Sewer
Authority: FAQS and MANDATES!
Council disparages WASA's performance, calls for firings.
Who runs WASA?
"DCWASA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of
11 principal and 11 alternate members The Board is comprised of six
District of Columbia representatives, two each from Montgomery and Prince
George's counties in Maryland, and one from Fairfax County in Virginia.
Who appoints WASA's Board and monitors the performance of
The Mayor of the District of Columbia appoints, and the DC
Council confirms, all six District Board members and alternates, including
the Chairman. In addition, the Mayor appoints the five principal and
alternate members who represent the surrounding jurisdictions based on
executive submissions from those jurisdictions." from 'Board of
Directors' page of WASA's website:
What is WASA required to do when elevated lead levels are
"DC WASA's routine tap sampling has indicated that more
than 10% of samples are above the Action Level of 15 parts per billion
(ppb). By exceeding this limit, called the 90th percentile level, DC WASA
has been required to follow a program of corrosion control optimization
(begun in Summer 1997), public education (distribution of flyers, newspaper
advertisements, etc.), and replacement of lead service lines. " U.S.
EPA Mid-Atlantic Lead in D.C. FAQs,
Has WASA done its job according to public officials, in
light of Councilmember Adrian Fenty's demand for the firing of WASA senior
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