DOEE works to implement innovative stormwater retrofits around the District.
DOEE oversees the design and construction of low impact development (LID) stormwater retrofits at various locations around the District including: federal parkland, District parkland and in the public right of way.
These stormwater retrofit projects are funded through the DOEE Stormwater Enterprise Fund and grant funding that DOEE receives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The goal of these projects is to improve water quality in the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers for the benefit of District residents, visitors, wildlife and the environment, while providing high quality outdoor recreational space and facilities for children and adults to learn, play, and connect with nature. A further goal of these projects is to reduce the stormwater pollutants that enter the local waters (i.e., rivers, streams, estuaries) of the District, as required under the current applicable EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the District’s municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4).
To see what projects have been installed to date, please follow the links below:
- Amidon Park Stormwater Retrofit Project
- Carter Barron Stormwater Retrofit Project
- Congress Heights Recreation Center Stormwater Retrofit Project
- Douglass Community Center Stormwater Retrofit Project
- Fort Greble Recreation Center Stormwater Retrofit Project
- Fort Stevens Recreation Center Stormwater Retrofit Project
- Hamlin Street Stormwater Retrofit Project
- Hickey Lane Stormwater Retrofit Project
- Palisades Community Center Stormwater Retrofit Project
- Perfecting Percolation in District Parklands: Testing Soil Amendment Techniques and Subsoiling on Compacted Urban Land in DC
- RiverSmart Washington Stormwater Retrofit Project
- Takoma Playground Retrofit Project
- Woody Ward Recreation Center Stormwater Retrofit Project