D.C. Water Holds Town Hall Meetings | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Water Holds Town Hall Meetings

Play associated audio
A proposed rate hike would increase the average monthly water bill in D.C. by $6.50.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinelife/5007910597
A proposed rate hike would increase the average monthly water bill in D.C. by $6.50.

The proposed rate hikes would take effect in October and are expected to add about $6.50 to the average monthly water bill. A similar increase last year raised bills by about $8.

D.C. Water says it needs the money to pay for infrastructure upgrades, environmental projects and operating costs.

Over the coming weeks, General Manager George Hawkins will be attending town hall meetings in each of the city's wards to talk about rates and other issues including water quality, construction projects and customer service.

The first is scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the University of the District of Columbia in Ward 3.

D.C. Water Town Hall Meetings
NPR

How Tinseltown Got Tipsy: A Boozy Taste Of Hollywood History

Mark Bailey, who detailed old Hollywood's legendary love affair with liquor in his book Of All the Gin Joints, shares stories from a bygone era over cocktails at a legendary Hollywood bar.
NPR

How Tinseltown Got Tipsy: A Boozy Taste Of Hollywood History

Mark Bailey, who detailed old Hollywood's legendary love affair with liquor in his book Of All the Gin Joints, shares stories from a bygone era over cocktails at a legendary Hollywood bar.
NPR

North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else.
NPR

Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of The Interview.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.