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Sewage Discharges in Washington DC Waterways

Case Number # 3741

When big storms hit Washington, DC, raw sewage pours into the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers and Rock Creek. This has been going on for years, but it took a lawsuit to force the city government to begin the process of fixing the problem. Progress has been made, but the suit continues.

Press Releases

Thursday, August 14, 2008
Blue Plains operators balk at pollution limits, conservation groups intervene to protect D.C. waters and Chesapeake Bay
Thursday, December 16, 2004
Cleaner water finally on the way for DC region
Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Sewer overflows to be slashed 40 percent
Tuesday, July 24, 2001
Reacting to a new proposed plan from the DC Water and Sewer Authority to be discussed at a public meeting tonight, concerned parties called the proposal grossly inadequate to protect DC rivers from dangerous levels of bacteria and other pollutants.
Wednesday, September 1, 1999
A federal court in Washington, DC has rejected the US Environmental Protection Agency's attempt to dismiss a lawsuit concerning the District of Columbia's seriously polluted waters.