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D.C. Council passes water surcharge

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The D.C. Council has given its final approval to a plan that would add up to 30 cents a month to District residents' water bills. Lawmakers agreed to the creation of a $1 million flood relief fund that would reimburse residents for property damage caused by sewer line backups between June 1, 2012 and Sept. 30, 2014. The council turned back an effort to cap relief at $2,500 per customer, and a...

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