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Williams Calls for Environmental Agency
D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams proposes creating a cabinet-level Department of Environment that would focus on providing District residents with cleaner air, clearer water and more inviting parks and open spaces.

D.C. Tests Show Drop in Levels Of Lead
Recent tests of drinking water in several dozen District homes show encouraging declines in lead levels, a sign that a new chemical treatment begun in August is having an impact, D.C. Water and Sewer Authority General Manager Jerry N. Johnson said Friday.

In the News
EPA Seeks Stiffer Rules On Lead In Water (Post, March 8, 2005)

Coalition Calls Effort On Lead A Failure (Post, Jan. 29, 2005)

WASA Breached Law, EPA Says: Replacement of Lines Ordered After Flawed Lead Tests (Post, Jan. 22, 2005)

Capitol Hill Workers Told Not to Drink From Faucets (Post, Jan. 12, 2005)

Lead Report Suggests Better Communications: WASA Notification of Health Dept. Criticized (Post, Jan. 8, 2005)

Report by D.C. Council Panel Urges City Oversight of Water: Some Proposals Similar to Those of Appleseed Center Study (Post, Dec. 24, 2004)

D.C. Regulation of Tap Water Urged: Public Interest Group Criticizes Federal Law, Pace of Pipe Replacement (Post, Dec. 8, 2004)

Deal Set To Stem Sewage Overflows: WASA Agrees To Build Tunnels (Post, Dec. 3, 2004)

EPA Sues WSSC Over Sewage Flow Into Md. Waters: Government Alleges Imminent Health Risk, Asks Court to Mandate Changes and Penalize Agency (Post, Nov. 19, 2004)

D.C. Water Test Finds Toxic Substance (Post, Nov. 19, 2004)

WASA to Replace 2,800 Lead Pipes Over Next Year (Post, Nov. 13, 2004)

Groundwater Toxin Near Aqueduct: Army Engineers Faulted for Inaction Since 2003 Finding (Post, Oct. 27, 2004)

WSSC Backs Marlboro Meadows Deal: Proposal to Extend Lines Needs Approval of Two Counties (Post, Oct. 21, 2004)

Several U.S. Utilities Being Investigated for Lead: Water Agencies Have Hidden or Misrepresented Test Results, Records Show (Post, Oct. 14, 2004)

Senators Urge Probe of EPA on Lead in Water (Post, Oct. 6, 2004)

Lead Levels in Water Misrepresented Across U.S.: Utilities Manipulate or Withhold Test Results to Ward Off Regulators (Post, Oct. 5, 2004)

3rd Member Quits Board Of WSSC: Montgomery Seeks New Bi-County Panel (Post, Oct. 1, 2004)

Bacteria Put D.C. Water in Breach: Levels Violate Health Standard (Post, Sept. 24, 2004)

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