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DC Roads/Sidewalks Exempt From Water Fees But Homeowners Pay

DC Roads/Sidewalks Exempt From Water Fees But Homeowners Pay

A new group of homeowners contacted the I-Team saying they are being charged Clean River water fees unfairly, forced to pay tens of thousands of dollars because the roads and sidewalks in their neighborhoods are considered... Read More

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Friday, Nov 17, 2017
Experts to DC Council: Pay More for Tunnel Project

Experts to DC Council: Pay More for Tunnel Project

"I can't stop this rate from increasing, there's nothing I can do. Even if I stop running the water, the bill would just keep going up," D.C. resident Tracey Williams told council members. Read More

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
DC Water Reveals Skyrocketing Fees to Double by 2026

DC Water Reveals Skyrocketing Fees to Double by 2026

DC Water's board revealed the fees it charges for the Clean Rivers program are slated to double again by 2026. Read More

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
DC Councilman Proposes Relief From Water Fees for Cemeteries

DC Councilman Proposes Relief From Water Fees for Cemeteries

D.C. Councilman Brandon Todd introduced legislation to lower the DC Water fee cemeteries say they can't afford to pay. Read More

Friday, Nov 3, 2017
Homeowners Call System to Fight Rising Water Bills Unfair

Homeowners Call System to Fight Rising Water Bills Unfair

D.C. residents say the system to protest their skyrocketing water bills is unfair. Read More

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017
DC Water Board Vows to Discuss Rising Fees

DC Water Board Vows to Discuss Rising Fees

The board that oversees DC Water met for the first time since a News4 I-Team investigation revealed major questions about the fairness of skyrocketing water bills. Investigative Reporter Jodie Fleischer reports.

Friday, Oct 27, 2017
DC Water to Assess Skyrocketing Fees After I-Team Report

DC Water to Assess Skyrocketing Fees After I-Team Report

DC Water says it will assess the fairness of skyrocketing fees after a News4 I-Team investigation revealed bills that have jumped by thousands of dollars and customers who are unable to pay. Read More

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
Historic DC Cemeteries Could Close Due to Rising Water Bills

Historic DC Cemeteries Could Close Due to Rising Water Bills

Rock Creek Cemetery's future is in jeopardy because it can't pay its $200,000-a-year water bill, which used to be about $3,500 per year. Read More

Monday, Oct 23, 2017
Skyrocketing DC Water Bills Leave Some Unable to Pay

Skyrocketing DC Water Bills Leave Some Unable to Pay

Water bills are skyrocketing across the District by hundreds, even thousands, of dollars a month, and the News4 I-Team found it has nothing to do with how much water customers are using. Read More

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