Wow! A tunnel boring machine named for a great first lady works away six days a week – as part of DC Water’s plan to improve Anacostia River water quality. Watch this short video to find out why and how this Lady Bird toils to enhance our river and its fish, wildlife, and recreational resources – paid for by water and sewer customers.
The tunnel Lady Bird leaves behind will help contain raw sewage overflow during rainstorms. When I was a board member for the DC Water and Sewer Authority, a subcommittee which I chaired oversaw development of a “Long-Term Control Plan for Combined Sewage Overflows.” Now DC Water’s Team is turning the plan into assets. To learn more, see page 32 of this September DC Water report.