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DC tunnel meant to reduce chronic flooding in Northeast officially in service

Sep 18, 2023

WASHINGTON — The long-awaited completion of a tunnel project meant to control sewer overflow and reduce chronic flooding in parts of Northeast, D.C. was announced Friday. The announcement comes a little over a month after 10 dogs were killed in a flash flooding event inside District Dogs canine center. 

DC Water posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, that the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) was complete as of Friday. The main purpose of the tunnel is to keep the Anacostia river clean but DC Water hopes it can also control some of the flooding on Mt. Olivet Road NE and Rhode Island Avenue.

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