The agencies responsible for managing the District’s water supply are facing new questions about the safety of tap water — especially about whether it’s safe for children, pregnant women and other vulnerable groups. We hear from leaders at WASA and the Washington Aqueduct about their handling of the city’s lead water crisis several years ago. We also get answers about who should feels afe about drinking the water today — and who shouldn’t.


  • Jerry Johnson General Manager, D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA)
  • Thomas Jacobus General Manager, Washington Aqueduct, Army Corps of Engineers

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