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A new boss is coming to D.C.'s water authority.

The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority is no stranger to controversy or criticism. There have been fire hydrants that don't work properly (or at all), a spate of water main breaks and a budget that's woefully inadequate for the responsibilities WASA is charged with.

Hoping to take the agency in a new direction, Mayor Adrian Fenty has tapped George Hawkins to be the new general manager. Hawkins brings years of water management experience from his time in New Jersey and most recently headed up D.C.'s Department of the Environment. Despite the challenges facing him, Hawkins appears enthusiastic about tackling what's ahead.

Reflecting on the appointment, Mayor Fenty says it's a great day for WASA but an even greater day for the city. Hawkins' first day on the job will be October 19th.

Zoe Chace reports...

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