DC Water – Why Work For Us?


DC Water's Vision:

Provide world-class water and wastewater services as a leading steward of the environment.

DC Water's Mission:

Serve all of our customers with outstanding service by providing reliable and cost-effective water and wastewater services in accordance with best practices.

DC Water's Values:

  • Respectful, responsive, and sensitive to the needs of our customers and employees
  • Ethical and professional conduct
  • Vigilant to ensure optimal health, safely, and environmental outcomes
  • Dedicated to teamwork and cooperation
  • Committed to equity, trust, and integrity in all that we do

DC Water employees volunteer in, and contribute to, activities and fundraisers to improve the quality of life in the community. The following are just a few examples of how our employees get involved every day:

In the Community

DC Water employees staff dozens of community events every year, from large summer festivals to small neighborhood block parties. In addition to providing free cold tap water to participants, employees are on hand to answer any questions from customers and educate them about water and wastewater treatment. DC Water also sponsors some events that support our core mission, including river and environmental cleanup efforts. For more information please visit the Community Outreachsection of our website.

Educational Activities

Stop by a high school in the District of Columbia and you may see DC Water employees speaking at career days or serving as judges at science competitions. In addition, DC Water employees encourage students to take tours of the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, as well as learn more about water treatment through the popular Sewer Science Program. Or for large events, you can look into our Water Conservation Program (both are described in more detail in the "Customer Care & Operations section of this site), which includes a rolling water-conservation display that allows DC Water plumbing experts to demonstrate ways to conserve water in your home, using the kitchen sink, shower, and toilet.


As a dynamic organization, DC Water is looking for talented, energetic and committed employees. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities for training and career development. DC Water is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively promotes a diverse and drug-free workplace.

Employment applications are accepted for current openings only. Applications must be received in the Human Capital Management Department no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on the closing date listed in the vacancy announcement.

To apply for a DC Water position, external applicants must submit an application online.

Submitting an online job application is fast and easy. The online form helps reduce errors by indicating where you have failed to fill out required information and by prefilling important information contained in a vacancy announcement.

Physical Examination - an applicant offered a position with DC Water is required to pass a job related medical examination and drug screening prior to appointment.

DC Water Photos

Drink Tap

+ Add Photo

DC Water Reviews

13 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
George S. Hawkins
7 Ratings
  • Rewarding

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at DC Water as an intern (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO


    General manager is an inspiring speaker with great motivations. Work is rewarding and allows for personal growth in position. At times stressful, water is 24/7 so always on the go.


    Communication throughout departments is not proficient. A lot of dead weight, employees that contribute very little. Type of job where the work is all for the public but one will only receive negative press.

    Advice to Management

    Leaders in this company are doing a fine job in struggling circumstances. Keep continuing to look for new talent, the good wages are enough to attract top level graduates and experiences professionals.

DC Water Interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty



  1. Helpful (2)  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer


    Applied to job via on-campus recruiting. First interview was on campus (30 min behavioral and technical). Second interview was at the office (30 min behavioral). Third interview was at the office (90min - felt more like a fit check). Asked to complete a writing assessment. Accepted offer the following week.

    Interview Questions

    • None were too difficult; just stumbled on a couple of questions due to nerves.   1 Answer

DC Water Awards & Accolades

Something missing? Add an award
Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the East, Latinos For Hire, 2012
Recent Updates
  • DC Water update
    30+ days ago

    DC Water will be participating in the RadioOne Career Fair Wednesday, March 18, 2015 From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. DC Armory 2001 East Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20003


Additional Info

Website www.dcwater.com
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Type Government
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Work at DC Water? Share Your Experiences

DC Water

Click to Rate