By CITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
May 24, 2012
On March 8, 2012, the Office of Legal Counsel of the Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (HQUSACE), provided a written opinion affirming that the Washington Aqueduct was authorized to sell water to an investor-owned or governmental water system. The City relied on this written determination in moving forward with an open, fair, and competitive bid process for the sale of its water system. It is unfortunate that the Army Corps has apparently reversed itself just before bids were due. In light of this, the City will suspend, until further notice, the bid opening and auction originally scheduled for Friday, May 25.