But even with the updates, controlling raw sewage runoff into the Anacostia River during heavy rains may remain an issue until at least 2018, say the District’s water and sewer authority and environmental advocates.
The long-standing problem: There isn’t enough space in combined sewage and stormwater pipes to effectively transport untreated runoff to the Blue Plains plant.
“When those pipes reach capacity, overflow valves flip over,” says Brent Bolin, director of advocacy for the Anacostia Watershed Society. “Essentially, raw sewage is discharged into the Anacostia River.”
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Thread: nasty water
Sep 29, 2010, 06:50 PM #91
Sep 30, 2010, 02:47 AM #92Member
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Anyone gonna go out Saturday despite all of this rain?
Sep 30, 2010, 02:35 PM #94Senior Member
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Sep 30, 2010, 04:59 PM #96
Don't miss New Jersey one bit filthy water, rent a cops ,lifeguards kicking you out, crowds out the ass.....how can you stand it baloney? Matt LOVES Cape May!!!!
Sep 30, 2010, 07:59 PM #98
looks like the wind is slowing in va beach...thinking of going out after popping 20 lbs of anitbiotics. has anybody paddled out today? just curious...
Sep 30, 2010, 08:58 PM #99
The cams still look a little crazy, but there are about 4 or 5 guys out at first street. Dude, i think it would have to be overhead Macking sheet glass for me to get in after 6" of rain. Good luck with that...