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Mayor Bowser to Highlight City-Wide Efforts to Reduce Rodents

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Thursday, June 22, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will announce new solutions to decrease the rodent population across Washington, DC, including innovative solar trash can and smart litter bin initiatives, and the Waste Compactor Grant Program, which will allow up to 60 local businesses to buy or lease trash compactors for bulk trash, waste, and recyclables. The Mayor will also highlight Text to 311 (DC311), an accessible way for DC residents to request rat abatement services via text message. These initiatives contribute to the Administration's efforts to keep the city clean and support public health. 

As a part of Back to Basics DC, an effort to highlight the day-to-day work that keeps the District moving forward, the Mayor will continue to highlight the work of DC government employees, showcase innovations in service delivery, and share information about how the community can help the government keep Washington, DC a great place to call home.

Thursday, June 22, at 11 am  

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Dr. LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, Director, Department of Health
Archana Vemulapalli, Chief Technology Officer

5500 Connecticut Avenue, NW
*Closest Metro: Tenleytown – AU Metro Station*
*Bus Lines: L1, L2*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).