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DC Water (District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority) is a provider of drinking water, sewage collection, and sewage treatment services. It also offers wholesale wastewater treatment solutions and maintains public fire hydrants in the District of Columbia.
HQWashington, DC, US
Employee Ratings4.1
Overall CultureC-

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)1,086(-2%)
Job Openings44
Revenue (FY, 2020)$736.8 M(+5%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
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Key People/Management at DC Water

David L. Gadis

David L. Gadis

CEO and General Manager
Keith Lindsey

Keith Lindsey

Vice-President and Senior Advisor to the CEO
John Lisle

John Lisle

Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Kishia Powell

Kishia Powell

Chief Operating Officer and EVP
Matt Brown

Matt Brown

Chief Financial Officer and EVP, Finance and Procurement
Wayne Griffith

Wayne Griffith

Chief Strategy and Performance Officer and EVP, Strategy and Performance
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DC Water Office Locations

DC Water has an office in Washington
Washington, DC, US (HQ)
1385 Canal St SE
Washington, DC, US
301 Bryant St NW
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DC Water Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

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DC Water Revenue

DC Water's revenue was reported to be $736.83 m in FY, 2020 which is a 4.5% increase from the previous period.

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DC Water Operating Metrics

FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020May, 2021

Customers (Residential)

693.97 k702.46 k705.75 k681 k

Length of Fresh Water Pipelines, miles

1.35 k1.35 k1.3 k

Service Area, sq. miles


Water Pumped Daily, gallons

99 m98 m92 m99 m
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DC Water Revenue Breakdown

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DC Water revenue breakdown by business segment: 18.2% from Residential, 25.1% from Commercial, 19.1% from Multi-Family, 10.9% from Federal, 10.8% from Montgomery & Price George's Counties and 15.9% from Other

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DC Water Company Culture

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DC Water News and Updates

New DC Water project will improve the health of the Potomac River

DC Water is beginning a project in Georgetown to provide the area with separate pipes for stormwater and for sewage. Called sewer separation, it keeps stormwater from entering the combined sewer system, which can overflow during rain events due to the larger volume.

EPA Administrator Regan Announces $156 Million Loan to DC Water to Accelerate Critical Infrastructure Repairs

Today, at an event with Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, DC Water Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David L. Gadis, and other local officials, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael …

DC Water Advances Plans to Control Combined Sewer Overflow to Rock Creek and Potomac River

DC Water is moving forward with plans to control combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to Rock Creek and the Potomac River after receiving approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

DC Water Blogs

Executive Committee Meeting AGENDA- January 18, 2022

Date:  Tuesday, January 18, 2022 File Upload:  Executive Committee Agenda 1-18-22 (1).pdf Document type:  Board of Director's Library

Environmental Quality & Operations Committee Meeting AGENDA- January 20, 2022

Date:  Thursday, January 20, 2022 File Upload:  EQ & Ops Cmte Meeting Materials_01.22.2022-website-v1.pdf Document type:  Board of Director's Library

Board Approved Resolutions Nos. 22-00 through No. 22-07 - January 6, 2022

Date:  Thursday, January 6, 2022 File Upload:  DCW Board Approved Resolutions- Nos 22-00 through 22-07- January 6, 2021.pdf Document type:  Board of Director's Library

Human Resources & Labor Relations Committee Meeting AGENDA- January 12, 2022

Date:  Wednesday, January 12, 2022 File Upload:  HR-Labor Relations Committee Meeting Agenda with Union Presidents 1.12.22-final (1).pdf Document type:  Board of Director's Library

Governance Committee Meeting AGENDA- January 12, 2022

Date:  Wednesday, January 12, 2022 File Upload:  Governance Committee Meeting Package 01.12.2022. website (1).pdf Document type:  Board of Director's Library

Blue Plains Floodwall Project Information Sheet

Date:  Thursday, January 6, 2022 File Upload:  Blue Plains Floodwall-Project Information Sheet 1 5 22.pdf
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DC Water Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was DC Water founded?

    DC Water was founded in 1996.

  • Who are DC Water key executives?

    DC Water's key executives are David L. Gadis, Keith Lindsey and John Lisle.

  • How many employees does DC Water have?

    DC Water has 1,086 employees.

  • What is DC Water revenue?

    Latest DC Water annual revenue is $736.8 m.

  • What is DC Water revenue per employee?

    Latest DC Water revenue per employee is $678.5 k.

  • Who are DC Water competitors?

    Competitors of DC Water include Connecticut Water Service, Waterlogic USA and U.S. Water.

  • Where is DC Water headquarters?

    DC Water headquarters is located at 1385 Canal St SE, Washington.

  • Where are DC Water offices?

    DC Water has an office in Washington.

  • How many offices does DC Water have?

    DC Water has 2 offices.