Blue Plains Floodwall

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DC Water is constructing a floodwall to protect the Blue Plains Advanced Treatment Plant from being inundated in a 500-year flood event. About half of the floodwall has been completed. Now DC Water is applying for a FEMA BRIC (Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities) grant to help construct the remaining three segments.

The grant is anticipated to cover 70 percent of the cost of the design-build contract for segments A, B and D. The Authority previously received $2.4M from FEMA for Segment C of the floodwall, which was completed in June 2021.

We are currently soliciting public comment on the grant proposal. Please let us know what you think by emailing us at communications@dcwater.com.

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