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District of Columbia

The District of Columbia has received 3-year funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for lead poisoning prevention programmatic activities. In fiscal year 2014, the District of Columbia received $345,958 in direct funds for these efforts.

To learn more about these initiatives in the District of Columbia, contact the persons listed below.


Department of Energy and Environment - Lead-Safe and Healthy Housing Division
Government of the District of Columbia
1200 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Program Contact: Harrison Newton
Phone: 202-535-2624
Fax: 202-442-4827

Surveillance Contact: Aura Lee Morse
Phone: 202-654-6002

Municipal Water Information

Most of CDC’s work related to lead in water has occurred in the District of Columbia (DC), where approximately 23,000 homes have lead-based water service lines. The DC Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) has information to help people with lead service lines.

DC Water and Sewer Authority
5000 Overlook Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20032
Phone: 202-354-3600
Fax: 202-787-2333