District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

Who We Are — The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), created in 1996 by the

District government and Congress, is one of the largest water and sewer utilities on the East Coast, serving a regional area of 725 square miles, and providing drinking water and wastewater collection and treatment to residential, commercial, and governmental users in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. DC Water, an independent agency within the District government, has financial, budgetary, and rate-setting authority. DC Water is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors comprised of representatives from the District and suburban jurisdictions. At the end of 2011, DC Water had net assets of $1.07 billion, with operating revenues of $408 million.
Who We Serve — DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest advanced wastewater treatment facility in the world, covering 150 acres, and serving nearly two million people, including those in the District of Columbia; Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland; and Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Vienna in Virginia.

A Glimpse of Our System
Water Distribution System includes approximately: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 1,200 miles of Water Mains 36,000 Valves 8,700 Hydrants Five Pumping Stations Nine Storage Facilities: – Five Reservoirs – Four Elevated Tanks Sewer System includes approximately: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 652 miles of Combined Sewers 675 miles of Sanitary Sewers 536 miles of Storm Sewers 44,000 Manholes 24,000 Catch Basins 22 Flow Metering Stations Nine Off-site Wastewater Pumping stations Nine Stormwater Pumping stations

Our Programs — DC Water has launched a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) valued at more than $7.8 billion over the next 20 years: ■ More than $3.8 billion at Blue Plains and in District neighborhoods over the next 10 years ■ More than $2.6 billion to control sewer overflow in local waterways over the next 20 years ■ More than $500 million in system improvements, repairs, and rehabilitation
We currently have 36 active construction contracts underway, with 12 at Blue Plains and 24 outside Blue Plains, totaling $1.04 billion. DC Water currently has 38 active Architectural/Engineering (A/E) Agreements, with 19 at Blue Plains and 19 outside Blue Plains, totaling $667 million. Construction commitments for FY2012 through FY2016 total approximately $1.6 billion. We have a bond rating of double A (AA) with three rating companies.

Our Projects — Over the next five years and beyond, DC Water will be Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant implementing projects to 1) enhance the Blue Plains facility to ensure that it can reliably meet its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements, 2) greatly improve the quality of its biosolids resource, 3) provide a renewable power supply for Blue Plains, and 4) control combined sewer overflows in District rivers, principally in the Anacostia.

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These projects include Total Enhanced Nitrogen Removal, Long Term CSO Control Plan, and Biosolids Management. ■ Construction for the Enhanced Nitrogen Removal Program started in January 2011. It has a total estimated value of $280 million and provides for new facilities and upgrades to existing facilities for Blue Plains to meet the 2015 total nitrogen discharge limit that has been included in DC Water’s NPDES permit. ■ The Long Term CSO Control Plan, a 20-year program, has an estimated cost of $2.6 billion, and began in May 2011. The Long Term CSO Control Plan was implemented to control combined sewer overflows to the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and Rock Creek in the District. ■ The Biosolids Management Program, started in June 2010, and has a total budget of $433 million. Work will occur at Blue Plains and will include four anaerobic digesters, four Cambi™ treatment trains, and several associated facilities. Program benefits include: — Produce digester gas which will generate heat and power — Reduce quantity of biosolids by approximately 50% — Create a Class A biosolids product — Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Vendor Registration Portal — The Vendor Portal offers a quick and easy way for vendors to register online and create a portfolio applicable to the vendor’s SIC codes, demographics, and contracting areas. It provides online access to solicitations, amendments, and contract awards. The portal allows vendors to search for business opportunities, receive e-mail notifications of bid postings, and request complete bid documents. To register, go to www.dcwater.com, click on “Business Opportunities,” then select “Vendor Portal.” Benefits of Having Your Own Portfolio — Within the Vendor Portal, a registered vendor can:
■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Make changes and updates to registration information View upcoming, current, and awarded solicitations Download details of solicitations Add specific solicitations to your portfolio Monitor the status of solicitations Receive automatic e-mail notifications of solicitation amendments and upcoming solicitations

Where We Advertise — We advertise our A/E and construction contracts using a variety of local newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Georgetowner, Afro-American, Washington Hispanic, El Tiempo Latino, The Northwest Current, and The Washington Informer. Larger contracts are announced in Engineering News Record. All of our solicitations can be found on our web site at www.dcwater.com, under “business opportunities.” Who We Work With — Over the last three fiscal years (FY09 through FY11), there were 57 construction contracts awarded that valued $991 million, of which more than 46% (or $458 million) was awarded to MBE/WBE and Local Small Disadvantaged Business EnterThe Fair Share Objective is the prises (LSDBE) businesses. LSDBEs have been awarded $76 million, and largest in EPA’s Region 3. We MBE/WBEs have been awarded $382 million.
DC Water’s MBE and WBE Fair Share Objective with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is: ■ 32% MBE and 6% WBE for construction contracts ■ 28% MBE and 4% WBE for A/E agreements To learn more about DC Water, please visit our web site at www.dcwater.com. There, you will find a wealth of information on our programs and initiatives.

are committed to meeting or exceeding EPA objectives for MBE and WBE participation in prominent and leadership roles.

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