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Free bottled water, filters for poor women, infants and children; rebates for taxpayers; expedited lead line replacement

full disclosure, mapping of lead affected areas, comprehensive testing of city schools, recreations centers, libraries,

and licensed child care facilities, public outreach and education, particularly among hard-to-reach populations

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District of Columbia and United States Government Resources


Distribution Sites for Water Filter Pitchers

Drop-off Sites for Water Samples to be Tested by WASA

D.C. Government Contact Information


TUESDAY MARCH 9,  9 am to 6 pm, Mt. Bethel Baptist Church and St. Mary's Center

The Emergency Management Agency is distributing free water pitcher
filtration systems to families with children under the age of six; women who
are pregnant and mothers who are breast-feeding whose residences have lead
service lines at the following locations: Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, 75
Rhode Island Ave., NW, on Tuesday, March 9 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and at
St. Mary's Center, 2333 Ontario Road, NW, on Tuesday, March 9 from 5:00 pm
to 9:00 pm.

SATURDAY MARCH 6  10 am - 2 pm, Reeves Center, DC Armory

Beginning Saturday, March 6 and continuing until supplies run out, the DC Emergency Management Agency will distribute free water pitcher filtration systems to families with children under the age of 6 but not younger than 6 months, women who are pregnant, and, mothers who are breast-feeding whose residences have lead service lines, at the following locations and times
(bring proof of residency):

Reeves Center, 2000 14th Street, NW (open 10 am - 2 pm)
DC Armory, 2001 East Capitol Street, SE (open 10 am - 2 pm)


WASA encourages residents to drop off water samples at one of the following
six sites (Residents may also call 787-2732, the hotline, to have samples picked up at
their homes):

-301 Bryant Street, NW (open 24 hours/7 days a week)
-810 First Street, NE (open Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm)
-Ft. Reno Pumping Station, 3900 Donaldson Place, NW (open Monday - Friday,
7:30 am - 4 pm; Saturdays, noon - 3 pm)
-Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant, 5000 Overlook Avenue, SW (open 24
hours/7 days a week)
-125 O Street, SE (open 24 hours/7 days a week)
-Dalecarlia Treatment Plant, 5900 MacArthur Boulevard, NW (open Monday -
Friday, 7 am - 7 pm; closest site to Ward 3)

District of Columbia Government Contact Information:

D.C. City Councilmembers

D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA)  202-787-2732                                             email: WQP2003@dcwasa.com

D.C. Public Schools, Health and Safety Office (202) 576-8962

Office of the Mayor (202)727-1000

D.C. Department of Health                                                                                      (202)535-2690 or (202)535-2626 (For blood lead tests).


Federal Government Resources

Lead in Drinking Water Notice for D.C. Residents

Safe Drinking Water Act

EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline 1-800-426-4791
National Lead Information Center 1-800-LEAD-FYI

Congressman Tom Davis, 202-225-5074/ 202-225-1492, Chair, Government Operations Committee, oversees D.C. affairs and holds power to help gain federal funding for healthy water for kids.