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Clean Water Construction Grant Program - Sewage Infrastructure Projects

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Sewage Infrastructure Projects include work on devices or systems that collect liquid municipal waste, including sanitary sewage and combined stormwater and sanitary sewage, convey these waste waters to a central location, process them to reduce their pollutant potential, and provide for proper disposal of residues and byproducts resulting from wastewater treatment.Enhanced Nitrogen Removal Facility, Blue Plains

Project examples

  • New, expanded, or rehabilitated wastewater treatment works including Biological Nutrient Removal
  • Infiltration/inflow correction
  • Replacement/rehabilitation of sanitary and/or storm sewers
  • Replacement/rehabilitation of collector, trunk, and interceptor sewers and of pumping stations
  • Combined sewer overflow abatement
  • Repair or replacement of damaged sanitary or combined sewer infrastructure that leaks untreated sewage into District waters
  • New, expanded, or rehabilitated sludge handling and disposal facilities
  • Water treatment plant filter backwash and sludge treatment
  • Measures to reduce the energy consumption by publicly-owned treatment works

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Project contributes to the achievement, maintenance, or compliance with the enforceable requirements of the Clean Water Act
  • Project site is publicly-owned and located in the District of Columbia
  • Application includes proof of permission from property owner
  • Project must include construction; however, funds can also be used for design
  • Application includes a feasible plan for maintenance of the structure, restoration, or planting that ensures continuing functionality
  • Project must be completed within a three-year time period. Alternatively, the project can be broken into design and construction phases that are funded consecutively, with each being completed within a three-year time period
  • Projects must be voluntary, and as such, cannot be used to meet the District’s Stormwater Management Regulations, as amended in January 2020, and found in Chapter 5 of Title 21 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR)
  • Application must identify the planned source and amount of non-federal matching funds to be used for the project
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