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Shutdown leaves feds $6 million short in payment for D.C. Water bill

Jan 09, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

The ongoing shutdown has left the federal government short in paying its water bills in Washington.

A top DC Water official said the Treasury Department emailed last week to say that it "will only collect and remit" about $10.5 million of the $16.5 million that federal agencies owe the city water and sewer authority for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019.

The email from Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service blamed the shortfall on the shutdown and the "potential creation of Ant...