DCist | Water Pressure Increase Could Temporarily Cause Contamination In Some Ward 8 Residents' Water

D.C. Water has finally finished construction on its first water tower in more than seven decades. The new tower, on the Saint Elizabeth campus in Southeast D.C., will help improve water pressure for residents in some parts of Ward 8, which the agency says have historically experienced low water pressure.

Residents with low water pressure should see improvement starting on August 20 (D.C. Water originally handed out fliers stating the pressure would increase on August 6, but the timeline has since been delayed). But people in the affected area could also see water quality issues for months, which has been sparking some confusion on social media as residents express fears that there could be lead in their drinking water.
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