DC Water & Sewer Authority Contaminated Water Case

Case Type: Consumer Fraud

Company: DC Water and Sewer Authority

Parkhurst v. WASA

Sanford Heisler Sharp represents the District of Columbia’s children in a class action against the DC Water and Sewer Authority (WASA), seeking monetary and injunctive relief. In 2001, Washington, DC’s Water and Sewer Authority changed the chemicals it used as a part of the water purification process. The new chemicals caused excess amounts of lead to leach into the water. Although WASA was alerted to the fact that its water was poisonous, it did nothing to remedy the situation, instead taking steps to conceal the problem while continuing to assure DC’s citizens the water was safe.

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