Entries by Debora

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NUCA of DC Opens 2019 Scholarship Application Process

Applicants must be employees or a family member of an employee of NUCA of DC Member companies APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 31, 2019 College Scholarship:  $1,500 one-time grant Eligible applicant:  Current High School senior planning to attend an accredited 4-year university as a full time student as of Fall 2019. The NUCA of DC Scholarship Committee […]

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DC Infrastructure Academy: New Year, New Classes

The Washington DC Infrastructure Academy, a training program announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser, endorsed by local area utilities such as DC Water, PEPCO, and Washington Gas (all NUCA of DC Members!), is starting several new classes that have the potential to benefit DC area Utility Contractors. A CDL Drivers class is beginning January 22 with […]

Shutdown Impacts: Water Infrastructure, Environment and Public Lands

By Carolyn Berndt in Cities Speak on January 11, 2019 This week, the House is set to vote on a standalone bill to fund the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – a bill that passed both chambers of Congress last Summer. This bill, which largely mirrors the Senate-passed bill, […]

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Government Shutdown Negatively Impacts Our Infrastructure

Credit:  Article in Infrastructure Report Card January 10, 2019 By: Anna DeneckeThe partial government shutdown, triggered by the dispute over President Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, has entered its 19th day. Unfortunately, the shutdown is directly impacting infrastructure projects across the country. Many key federal agencies responsible for our nation’s infrastructure are not fully […]

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Federal Shutdown Continues – Infrastructure projects impacted

The current partial government shutdown is now the longest in modern history, and as it enters its 28th day, its impacts are increasing. This is a brief update on the situation, what lawmakers have done, and how this all might be resolved. The shutdown has already affected infrastructure projects. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) delayed […]

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DC Water Announces New Strategic Plan, Realignment

DC Water is embracing a new set of six core values and will immediately move towards reshaping itself to operate more streamlined and businesslike under a strategic plan and realignment announced by Chief Executive Officer David L. Gadis. Under the new plan, called The Blueprint, DC Water will better meet future challenges, improve service to customers […]

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Washington Gas announces Training Dates for 2019

The dates for the 2018 Damage Prevention & Properties of Natural Gas Training are below.  Formal training sessions include the review of natural gas properties, the 811 laws in each of our jurisdictions, safe excavation techniques, escalation protocols, and a demonstration of a natural gas fire in our Pipetown training facility.  In addition, we train […]