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The Anacostia River is a river in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States.
An aquatic ecosystem is an ecosystem in a body of water.
An aqueduct is a watercourse constructed to convey water.
Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in Washington, D.C., is the largest advanced wastewater treatment plant in the world.
A board of directors is a body of elected or appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of a company or organization.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States.
The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary lying inland from the Atlantic Ocean, and surrounded by the North American mainland to the West, and the Delmarva Peninsula to the East.
Chloramines are derivatives of ammonia by substitution of one, two or three hydrogen atoms with chlorine atoms: monochloramine (chloroamine, NH2Cl), dichloramine (NHCl2), and nitrogen trichloride (NCl3).
Chlorine is a chemical element with symbol Cl and atomic number 17.
The Clean Water Act (CWA) is the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution.
A combined sewer is a sewage collection system of pipes and tunnels designed to also collect surface runoff.
Drinking water, also known as potable water or improved drinking water, is water safe enough for drinking and food preparation.
Fairfax County, officially the County of Fairfax, is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Fine bubble diffusers are a pollution control technology used to aerate wastewater for sewage treatment.
A fire hydrant is an active fire protection measure, and a connection point by which firefighters can tap into a water supply.
George S. Hawkins is General Manager of the DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water).
The Great Falls of the Potomac River are located above the fall line of the Potomac River, upstream from Washington, D.C. Great Falls Park, operated by the National Park Service, is located on the southern banks in Virginia, while Chesapeake and Ohio Canal parkland is located along the northern banks of the river in Maryland.
Lead is a chemical element in the carbon group with symbol Pb (from plumbum) and atomic number 82.
The discovery of widespread lead contamination in Washington, D.C. drinking water resulted in a U.S. Congressional investigation that damaged the scientific reputation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), left thousands of children with lifelong health risks, and led to a re-evaluation of the use of chloramine in public drinking-water systems.
In May 1959, the Loudoun County, Virginia Board of Supervisors created Loudoun County Sanitation Authority (LCSA) by a resolution, through the Water and Waste Authorities Act, for the sole purpose of providing water and wastewater service to residents of the unincorporated areas of the county.
Loudoun County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Marc Edwards (born 1964) is a civil engineering/environmental engineer and the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech.
Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.
Montgomery County is a county in the U.S. state of Maryland.
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) represents the interests of publicly owned wastewater treatment facilities, collection systems, and stormwater management agencies before the United States Congress, several Federal agencies, and in the courts.
Nitrogen is a chemical element with symbol N and atomic number 7.
Phosphorus is a chemical element with symbol P and atomic number 15.
The Potomac River is located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States and flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
Prince George’s County is a county in the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the eastern portion of Washington, D.C. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 863,420, making it the second-most populous county in Maryland.
A reservoir (etymology: from French réservoir a "storehouse") is an enlarged natural or artificial lake, storage pond, or impoundment created using a dam or lock to store water.
Rock Creek is a free-flowing tributary of the Potomac River, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean via the Chesapeake Bay.
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) is the principal federal law in the United States intended to ensure safe drinking water for the public.
Sanitation is the hygienic means of promoting health through prevention of human contact with the hazards of wastes as well as the treatment and proper disposal of sewage or wastewater.
Secondary treatment is a treatment process for wastewater (or sewage) to achieve a certain degree of effluent quality by using a sewage treatment plant with physical phase separation to remove settleable solids and a biological process to remove dissolved and suspended organic compounds.
Sewage is a water-carried waste, in solution or suspension, that is intended to be removed from a community.
Sewage treatment is the process of removing contaminants from wastewater, primarily from household sewage.
Sewerage refers to the infrastructure that conveys sewage.
Stormwater is water that originates during precipitation events and snow/ice melt.
The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE, also sometimes shortened to CoE is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, USACE is involved in a wide range of public works throughout the world. The Corps of Engineers provides outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity. The corps' mission is to "Deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters." Their most visible missions include.
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the U.S. federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.
A valve is a device that regulates, directs or controls the flow of a fluid (gases, liquids, fluidized solids, or slurries) by opening, closing, or partially obstructing various passageways.
Virginia (U.S.:, U.K.), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.
The Washington Aqueduct is an aqueduct that provides the public water supply system serving Washington, D.C., and parts of its suburbs.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is a government agency that provides safe drinking water and wastewater treatment for Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland except for a few cities in Montgomery County that continue to operate their own water facilities.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.
Wastewater, also written as waste water, is any water that has been adversely affected in quality by anthropogenic influence.
Water purification is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from contaminated water.