Technology in wastewater treatment is taking off and DC Water is helping pilot this incredible period of innovation. Our new Bailey Bioenergy Facility is a great example. By capturing methane gas we can power three large jet engines to produce 10 megawatts of electricity – enough to power 11,000 homes.
DC Water by the Numbers
We collect and treat close to 300,000,000 gallons of wastewater every day. That’s enough to fill RFK Stadium
We pump more than 99,000,000 gallons of water to our customers each and every day.Conservation
We repair more than 400 water main breaks every year. During a particularly cold winter, crews repaired an average of 9 breaks a day.LEARN MORE