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Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for more information about us and our bond programs? Get answers to common questions by following the link below.

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Contact Us

Still have questions? You can reach us by mail, phone, or email.

Mailing Address

1385 Canal Street, S.E.

Washington, DC 20003

Phone: (202) 787-2164

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Sustainability at DC Water

In July 2014, DC Water issued its inaugural green bond to finance a portion of the DC Clean Rivers Project. This historic $350 million issuance represented DC Water’s inaugural green bond issue and the first "certified" green bond in the US debt capital markets with an independent second party sustainability opinion. It was also the first municipal century bond issued by a water/wastewater utility in the United States. The issuance achieved its green certification based upon the DC Clean Rivers Project’s environmental benefits, which include improving water quality by remediating CSOs, promoting climate resilience through flood mitigation and improving quality of life through promotion of biodiversity and waterfront restoration. 

DC Water continues to offer green bonds, attracting diverse investors including a new class of socially and environmentally.

For more information, click the link below. 

Green Bonds

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Charts and Graphs

Operating Revenues ($ Thousands)

Operating Revenues

Operating Expenditures ($ Thousands)

Operating Expenditures

Debt Service 

Current and Projected Debt Service

Outstanding Debt Service as of January 2024

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Commercial Paper and Extendable Municipal Commercial Paper (EMCP)

Commercial Paper - CP

Tax-Exempt Series B CP Notes - Not to exceed $100,000,000

Taxable Series C CP Notes - Not to exceed $50,000,000

Amount Currently Outstanding (total): $0 (as of April 2024)

Tax-Exempt Series B CP Notes Amount Outstanding: $0

Taxable Series C CP Notes Amount Outstanding: $0

Description/Purpose: These notes issued are considered subordinate debt under the Master Indenture of Trust. DC Water’s commercial paper is issued in increments with maturities less than 270 days. The Board approved the commercial paper program in early FY 2002; proceeds from the sale of the notes are used for interim bond financing, short-term financing for capital equipment and certain taxable costs for the Washington Aqueduct. Each new bond issuance is evaluated to determine the most cost-effective way of reducing the amount of taxable commercial paper. Normal market conditions for commercial paper carry significantly lower interest rates than long-term debt. Two series of notes have been issued under the commercial paper program: the tax-exempt Series B CP Notes in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $100,000, and the taxable Series C CP Notes in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $50,000.

Dealer: JP Morgan Chase Bank

Issuing Paying Agent: US Bank

Extendable Municipal Commercial Paper – EMCP

Series A Notes - Not to exceed $100,000,000

Amount Currently Outstanding: $50,000,000 (as of April 2024) 

Description/Purpose: The Authority has also authorized a $100 million Extendable Municipal Commercial Paper (EMCP) Program. The program consists of one series - A, in the amount of $100 million. This program will provide interim financing for a portion of the Authority's Capital Improvement Program. Under this program the notes are issued backed by the liquidity and credit rating of the Authority. Each Series A EMCP Note will mature on its respective "Original Maturity Date", which may range from one to 90 days from the date of issuance, unless its maturity is extended on the "Original Maturity Date" to the "Extended Maturity Date", which will be the date that is 270 days after the date of issuance of the Series A EMCP Note. The notes are payable from and secured by a subordinate lien on the Authority's net revenues, as further described in the Authority's master trust indenture as supplemented.

Dealer: Goldman Sachs & Co.

Commercial Paper and Extendable Municipal Commercial Paper

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