K Street NW Water Main – Washington DC

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Description

In 1938-1939, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) installed a new Water Main on K Street, between 27th and 29th Streets NW. 

The Annual Report of the DC government provide details:  “A 24-inch steel main, totaling 530 linear feet in K Street between Twenty-seventh and Twenty-ninth Streets NW. This main, under taken as a W. P. A. project, is an extension of the Washington Circle contract, and is a major link in the work necessary to change the 30-inch main in M Street from gravity to first high service.” 

The main may still be in place, but would be invisible to everyone but the staff at DC Water and Sewer Authority.

Source notes

Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1939, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1940, p. 99.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on February 26, 2020.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.

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Location Info


K Street NW
Washington, DC

Coordinates: 38.9025, -77.05709

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