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Channeling Runoff

A third of the District uses the same drain system for both sewage and storm water. During heavy rains, this drain is overwhelmed, and raw sewage is released into D.C. waterways. A plan is in place to build three storage tunnels to reduce 96 percent of the overflow runoff by 2025.

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A Mandatory Sewage Plan In Search of Federal Funding
Article | Water and sewer bills in the District will increase dramatically if the federal government does not bear the burden of a $2.2 billion sewage management plan mandated to reduce pollution of the region's waterways.

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