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D.C. WASA, The  D.C. Water and Sewer Authority: FAQS and MANDATES!

D.C. 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 WASA?

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:  http://www.dcwasa.com/about/board.cfm

What is WASA required to do when elevated lead levels are detected?

"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, http://www.epa.gov/region03/leaddc_faq.htm#children

Has WASA done its job according to public officials, in light of Councilmember Adrian Fenty's demand for the firing of WASA senior officials?

See this article: http://washingtontimes.com/metro/20040225-101937-1084r.htm