Early this morning, there was a large water main break at M Street and Wisconsin Ave in front of Banana Republic in Georgetown. Although the water has been turned off, there was a large amount of street damage and debris in that area. Some businesses have also experienced flooding. Wisconsin Avenue is currently closed between M Street and the Canal, and traffic is moving slowly along M Street
My team and I were on site today with D.C. Water to survey the damage and assess the timeline for repair. We were also joined by Director Rodriguez from the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, Joe Sternlieb and John Wiebenson from the Georgetown BID, and ANC 2E05 Commissioner Lisa Palmer. We are so grateful for the speedy and responsive work of D.C. Water and DPW to ensure this issue is resolved and service is restored as soon as possible.
D.C. Water has been on the scene doing necessary repair work and has removed old sections of damaged pipe. Crews are now installing the new section of pipe and activities continue to progress well at this time. D.C. Water has also inspected and will continue to monitor water lines and pressures in the immediate area to prevent similar interruptions in the future. We anticipate the water service will be restored this evening if all continues to go as planned. My team and I continue to be in close communication with D.C. Water.
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Yours in Service,