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The federal government, which owns nearly 20 percent of D.C., refuses to pay a new fee to clean up stormwater runoff, one that came about in response to unfunded EPA mandates.
Tags: WASA , Mark Segraves , Environmental Protection Agency , Water and Sewer Authority , National Association of Clean Water Agencies , Nathan Gardner-Andrews , Impervious Area Charge , Treasury Department , water bills , EPA , George Hawkins , Susan Poling , stormwater discharge , stormwater runoff , Potomac River , Chesapeake Bay
Ospreys that built a nest on a construction crane have stopped work on a bridge along Washington's Anacostia Riverwalk.
Authorities have rescued a woman who apparently drove her car off the road and into the Anacostia River.
"Crews have driven all 63 piles needed for the new bridges into the river," says John Lisle, spokesman for the District Department of Transportation.
"By providing this one missing trail link, the state is connecting people to neighborhoods, Metro stations, parks, the University of Maryland, several schools, an airport, the Washington Nationals' Stadium and the National Mall at the Tidal Basin," says Gov. Martin O'Malley.
Maryland is stocking area waterways with rainbow trout from a Western Maryland hatchery.
At a news conference Monday held at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, local leaders involved with The Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership talked up a plan that would require changes to area development levels, call for the retrofitting of area water and sewer facilities and possibly institute a plastic bag tax in areas outside of the District.
The Anacostia River will go on a "trash diet," becoming the first river on the East Coast and only the second in the nation where the total amount of trash will be limited every day, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said on WTOP's Ask the Governor Monday.
As the city works to get pollutants off city streets, it will be ticketing vehicles parked in street-sweeping lanes.
Construction crews began their work Tuesday on the Anacostia River to replace the aging spans of the 11th Street Bridge.