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Water in the District

Notice of Funding Availability - Fiscal Year 2025 Clean Water Construction Treatment Works Projects
DOEE seeks to identify collaborative partners for its fiscal year (FY) 2025 Clean Water Construction (CWC) grant application to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Applications are requested for project partners in four categories of work: (1) sewage infrastructure projects, (2) stormwater grey infrastructure projects, (3) stormwater green infrastructure projects, and (4) emerging contaminants infrastructure projects. DOEE may receive approximately $15,500,000 in federal funding for Clean Water Construction (CWC) Projects. The deadline for applications is June 17, 2024. Read More>>

Clean water is essential for human and animal life, for commerce and industry, and for recreation. Drinking water in the District of Columbia comes from the Potomac River, upstream of the District.

The District is a part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Our main waterways are the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, Oxon Run, and Rock Creek. DOEE administers several programs dedicated to monitoring and improving water quality within the District.

satellite map of entire chesapeake waterway- Anacostia River Initiatives - Trash Free DC
- Anacostia and Potomac River Monitoring Program
- Chesapeake Bay Program

photo of stormwater drain- Flood Risk Management
- Stormwater Management
- Stormwater Retention Credit Trading Program

photo of anacostie watershed with chemicals on water surface
- Watershed Protection 
- Watershed Protection Planning & Restoration