You may have seen some curious national headlines featuring our city of Washington, D.C. recently– like “America’s Capital, Powered by Poop” in the The Daily Beast, or “D.C.’s crap is finally being put to good use” in Grist. Kojo chats with the head of D.C. Water to find out the story behind the headlines and how the utility company is using new, green technology to update the District’s Civil War-era infrastructure.


  • George Hawkins General Manager, D.C. Water and Sewer Authority; former head of the D.C. Department of the Environment

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