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Green Infrastructure Maintenance

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Green Stormwater Infrastructure Maintenance

All green infrastructure practices, including those found on District-owned lands, require maintenance to ensure functionality and continued value to our waterways. Some of the frequent maintenance events that GSI practices require include:

 - Trash & debris removal        - Weeding
 - Inlet & overflow cleanout     - Cleaning
 - Sweeping                                - Planting or re-planting
 - Sediment Removal                - Restorative Maintenance

DOEE will ensure that all GSI practices on District-owned lands receive their required maintenance. This includes:

  • Routine maintenance - where DOEE vendors provide scheduled maintenance touches to our practices; and
  • On-call maintenance - where DOEE can respond to requests from the general public on facilities that may need to be maintained.

To do this work, DOEE has established grants and contracts that:

  1. Work to dispatch crews to handle needed maintenance; and
  2. Train local DC residents, including those from historically disadvantaged communities and backgrounds, to learn and understand the requirements to maintain GI in urban areas like the District.

Report Needed Maintenance

Have you seen a green infrastructure practice that you think needs maintenance? Let DOEE know about it! Please email [email protected] and include as much information as you can from the below list.

  • GI Practice Address
  • Closest Intersection (example 18th St and Rhode Island Ave NE)
  • Submitter Name
  • Submitter Phone
  • GI BMP Number (if known)
    • See map below for list of District-owned GI and BMP ID numbers
  • Date of Observed Maintenance Need:
  • Describe maintenance actions you think need to take place.
  • Please include photos if possible

District Green Stormwater Infrastructure Map

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