I keep seeing articles about DC recently publishing a map of pipes in the city. I can only find the interactive version but need it in a .shp, .gdb or some format that can be used in Arc (.txt or .csv with x,y field/a field that I can relate with a census .shp such as census code or zip code, but preferable the former). Here is one article I've seen: http://dcist.com/2016/06/dc_water_map.php

Anyone know where I can find this?

  • "DC Water Launches A Map That Shows If Homes Have Lead Pipes" Did you try contacting DC Water?
    – Dan C
    Oct 22, 2016 at 17:08
  • Hi Dan--I've looked on their website but could only find the interactive site here geo.dcwater.com/Lead... I will email them today and call on Monday, but not really sure which number to call. thanks
    – user20408
    Oct 22, 2016 at 19:06

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enter image description heresign in at www.arcgisonline.com,then visit www.arcgisonline.com/home. Go to the search area, and type "Washington DC Pipes". All related data will show up, click on the drop down at open, and download the data(.shp).

This is one of the data I saw there relating to Washington, DC.


Contacted DC Water and they gave me this: https://www.dcwater.com/about/foia/WaterServiceMaterial.pdf

.pdf not the most desirable format, but after a few hours I've converted it to excel. Now just need to geocode....

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