Thursday, April 22, 2010

DC Blogger Skeeball Tournement

  Come out tonight, April 22nd, and support The Totten Life as we "roll over" the competition in the First Annual DC Neighborhood Blogger Skeeball  Tournament.  The festivities kickoff at 7 PM at The H St. Country Club, and it's $5 at the door for drink and food specials. Hope to see you all cheer The Totten Life Racoons on to Victory!!!!!
---Leave a comment below if you want to join the team, we have a few spots left!!!---

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

WASA Warning: Don't Drink the Water...Again

WASA Sent out the below email minutes ago:

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) is advising customers in a specific area of Northwest not to use water until further notice because of a higher-than-normal chlorine concentration.
The boundaries of the area in question are indicated below:

West Boundary: MacArthur Boulevard, NW
North Boundary: Western Avenue and Eastern Avenue, NW
East Boundary: Amtrak railroad
South Boundary (east side of Rock Creek): Upshur Street, NW
South Boundary (west side of Rock Creek): Calvert Street to Observatory Circle to W Street

The spike happened early this morning at DC WASA’s unmanned Fort Reno facility when it was offline for routine maintenance disinfection. At 7:30 this morning, operators at the DC WASA Bryant Street Pump Station identified a drop in the reservoir at Fort Reno, which indicated the possibility of a chlorine spike. DC WASA immediately dispatched staff to confirm a higher-than-normal chlorine concentration in the water, which they determined had happened at approximately 5 a.m.
Customers who used water with excess chlorine may have noticed taste and odor problems. While unlikely, the chlorine may also cause a reaction in individuals with sensitive skin. Anyone who observes such a reaction should contact a physician.
DC WASA notified the United States Environmental Protection Agency Region III immediately upon learning of the chlorine spike. Water-quality crews are monitoring the system across the entire affected area and will advise the public when the water supply has returned to normal. Our staff is also assessing the causes of the problem.
Customers with questions can call the DC WASA 24-hour Command Center at (202) 612-3400.
 It is amazing that when WASA isn't trying to kill us with lead or waste contamination, they are trying to bleach us to death with Chlorine.  WASA claims they will have the problem fixed by the end of the day, but this only serves to be yet another example of our fine Public Works in action.

WASA has lifted entire water warning.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Red Vests Are Coming: Costco is Coming to NE DC

   Bring on the behemoth.  Costco is preparing to be the first free standing Box Store in the District, and is landing right in NE DC's back yard.  Mayor Adrian Fenty's office sent out a media release stating that the Retail giant and Shoppers Food Warehouse would be opening on Ft. Lincoln Dr. near South Dakota and the BW Pkwy on ramp.  The media announcement scheduled for yesterday, was canceled due to logistics issues.  A new date has not yet been set.  But do not worry fair citizens, you will be buying 50 lb sacks of rice and 5 gal buckets of relish in no time. 
  Another interesting twist, is the possibility of Target opening another DC location in the same shopping center.  This could do amazing things for the lonely outpost neighborhood of Ft. Lincoln.  Currently the Dakota Crossing Town homes and Goodwill Industries are the only structures located in far N.E. besides a few industrial complexes.  The only possible issue is a complete lack of public transportation servicing the proposed sight. Although, as frequent patrons of the Costco in Pentagon City will note, bulk pallets of ketchup and mayo are a rare sight on the Metro.  More big things taking place in the best corner of the Capitol City!

The Renaissance Development Groups Plan

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Development PlanAnnounced for R.I. Ave Metro Station

The Post ran an interesting article about a newly approved project to take place at the R.I. Ave metro.  The proposed plan would add 274 apartments and 70,000 sq ft of retail space.  The article can be found HERE. Yet another big development announcement for the N.E. section of the city!