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Key Communications

This page provides links to some important messages regarding lead in drinking water in the District of Columbia. Letters, Congressional testimony, and statements from EPA are available by clicking on the appropriate links below. Please check back often for updates and additional information. Look at the corrosion control page for key communications on that topic.

Testimony

Statement of EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Benjamin Grumbles before the Committee on Government Reform, US House of Representatives (03/11/05)

Statement of EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Benjamin Grumbles before the Committee on Government Reform, US House of Representatives (03/11/05)

Statement of EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Benjamin Grumbles before the Government Reform Committee U.S. House of Representatives [PDF, 12pp, 25.2 K, about pdf] (05/21/04) Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

Written testimony of EPA Regional Administrator Donald S. Welsh before the Government Reform Committee U.S. House of Representatives [PDF, 12pp, 23.9 K, about pdf] (05/21/04) Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

Statement of Benjamin Grumbles, Acting Assistant Administrator for Water, and Donald Welsh, Administrator, Region 3, before the Committee on Government Reform, US House of Representatives (03/05/04)

GAO Reports

DC Water and Sewer Authority Response to March 2005 GAO report Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer [PDF, 4pp, 160 K, about pdf]

GAO Report: District of Columbia's Drinking Water: Agencies Have Improved Coordination, but Key Challenges Remain in Protecting the Public from Elevated Lead Levels (3/31/05)  Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer [PDF, 40pp, 831 K, about pdf]

Corrosion Control

Letter from EPA to Washington Aqueduct and WASA revising and clarifying OCCT water quality parameters (06/14/06) [pdf, 6pp, 920k]

Letter from EPA to Washington Aqueduct regarding implementation of additional pH control measures (11/04/05) [PDF, 1p, 53K, about pdf]

Letter from Washington Aqueduct to EPA regarding implementation of pH control improvements (10/03/05) [PDF, 2pp, 125K, about pdf]

Letter from EPA to Washington Aqueduct requesting detailed schedule for pH control changes (8/4/05) [PDF, 2pp, 80K, about pdf]

Letter from Washington Aqueduct transmitting pH control study  (11/30/04) [PDF, 1p, 59K, about pdf]

EPA letter to Washington aqueduct and WASA revising and clarifying interim OCCT water quality parameters (09/08/04) [PDF 7pp, 396K, about pdf]

WASA response to EPA letter dated 08/20/04 (08/30/04) [PDF, 3pp, 172K, about pdf]

WASA response to EPA letter dated 8/4/04 (08/20/04) [PDF, 3pp, 149K, about pdf]

Letter to WASA and the Washington Aqueduct in response to interim water quality parameters (WQPs) and monitoring periods [PDF, 3pp, 162K, about pdf] (8/20/04)

Letter from the Washington Aqueduct regarding interim water quality parameters (WQPs) and monitoring periods [PDF, 2pp, 82K, about pdf] (8/6/04)

Letter to WASA and Washington Aqueduct to designate an interim optimal corrosion control treatment using orthophosphate. [PDF, 9pp, 36K, about pdf ] (08/03/04)

Letter to WASA and Washington Aqueduct approving Partial System Orthophosphate Treatment [PDF, 6pp, 391K, about pdf] (05/28/04)

Letter from US Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District General Manager Thomas P. Jacobus to EPA Region 3 Water Protection Division Director Jon M. Capacasa (04/15/04)

Administrative Order and Information Requests

Letter to WASA and Administrative Complaint Concerning Noncompliance with Data Management and Reporting Requirements of the 2004 Administrative Order [PDF, 17pp, 969k, about pdf] (08/23/06)

Supplement to the Administrative Order For Compliance on Consent (Consent Agreement Supplement) [PDF, 8p, 60 K, about pdf] (01/14/05)

Administrative Order for Compliance on Consent  (Consent Agreement) [PDF, 35pp, 134K, about pdf] (06/17/04)

Non-Compliance Letter from Jon M. Capacasa to WASA General Manager Jerry Johnson (03/31/04)

Information Request Letter from Jon M Capacasa to WASA Chairman Glenn S. Gerstell and General Manager Jerry Johnson (03/31/04)

Lead Outreach/Public Education

Cover letter accompanying July 2005 lead outreach materials

Letter to WASA transmitting report about public education enhancements (05/06/04)

Recommendations for Improving the Washington Water and Sewer Authority Lead in Drinking Water Public Education Program  (04/30/04)

Distribution System Flushing Program

Letter from EPA to WASA regarding 2006 flushing plan (09/29/05) [PDF, 1p, 66K, about pdf]

Letter from WASA to EPA regarding flushing status and 2006 flushing plan (09/15/05) [PDF, 1p, 51K, about pdf]

Letter from EPA to WASA regarding 2005 and 2006 flushing plans (08/04/05) [PDF, 1p, 57K, about pdf]

Letter from WASA to EPA regarding flushing plan for 2005 (01/26/05) [PDF, 5pp, 195K, about pdf]

Letter from EPA to WASA regarding distribution system flushing progress (1/19/05) [PDF, 1p, 63K, about pdf]

Letter from WASA to EPA regarding distribution system flushing progress (12/15/04) [PDF, 3pp, 138K, about pdf]

Letter from EPA to WASA regarding distribution system flushing progress (11/16/04) [PDF, 2pp, 95K, about pdf]

Additional Correspondence

July - December 2005 Lead and Copper Monitoring

Letter from EPA to WASA transmitting invalidation of 1 sample [PDF, 5pp, 314K, about pdf] (4/28/06)

Letter from EPA to WASA requesting certification of lead and copper 90th percentiles for July - December 2005 [PDF, 7pp, 397K, about pdf] (04/10/06)

Letter from EPA to WASA transmitting invalidation of 12 samples [PDF, 5pp, 257K, about pdf] (2/22/06)

Letter from EPA to WASA transmitting invalidation of 3 samples [PDF, 6pp, 278K, about pdf] (1/5/06)

Letter from EPA Regional Administrator Donald S. Welsh to Robert C. Bobb, DC City Administrator & Deputy Mayor (03/22/04)

Letter from WASA Deputy General Manager/Chief Engineer Michael S. Marcotte to EPA Regional Administrator Donald S. Welsh (03/17/04) [PDF, 35pp, 186K, about pdf]

Letter from EPA Regional Administrator Donald S. Welsh to Jerry Johnson, General Manager, DC Water and Sewer Authority (03/16/04)



 


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