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Benefits of GI on your Property

<< Back to SRCs Reduce Stormwater Runoff with Green Infrastructure

In additional to reducing the harmful impacts of stormwater runoff, installing green infrastructure on your property provides many environmental and economic benefits:

  • Voluntarily-installed GI can generate income from selling Stormwater Retention Credits (SRCs) either on the open market or through the SRC Price Lock Program.
  • Properties with GI may be eligible for RiverSmart Rewards discounts of up to 55% off DOEE’s Stormwater Fee and up to 20% off DC Water’s Clean Rivers Impervious Area Charge. Both fees are collected on the DC Water utility bill and based on the amount of impervious surface on a property.
  • GI creates a “greener” property, demonstrating you or your organization’s commitment to being a good environmental steward. In addition to helping protect our rivers, GI practices can have additional environmental benefits such as providing wildlife habitat and making the city cooler.
  • GI can double as attractive landscaping, improving aesthetics and boosting property values.
  • Depending on the practice, GI can save you money by reducing water consumption, heating and cooling costs, and property maintenance requirements.
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