George Hawkins delivered his message after the Welcome and the Report Card's Findings delivered by ASCE-NCS. The gist of his message was:
- ASCE's Report Card initiative is independent, fair, and trust-worthy
- He is proud of D.C.'s Drinking Water and Waste Water's C+ grades as those have climbed up from the earlier D- and are better than the national averages
- The commitment of the DC Water organization is unwavering in its focus on continuing the climb up the infrastructure grading scale
To read his full thoughts on the subject, I invite you to read his blog: Sometimes Progress Starts with Getting a Low Grade.