ALERT: With Mayor Bowser adjusting the District’s operating status in response to coronavirus (COVID-19), all non-essential agency events, gatherings and meetings are postponed. DOEE remains open. All staff will work remotely, except in limited cases.
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-03/documents/oecamemooncovid19implications.pdfThe Hazardous Waste Program protects human health and the environment from the hazards of mismanaged waste, helps reduce the amount of waste generated and ensures that generated wastes are managed in an environmentally sound manner.
DOEE provides DC residents with useful methods to lower your energy use and utility bills.
District of Columbia law prohibits the discharge of swimming pool water into public space. Find ways to drain your pool wisely.
The Remediation and Site Response Program directs, performs, and assists with investigations and cleanups of contaminated District land.
By promoting low impact development, green building, riverfront restoration, transit options and walkable neighborhoods, Washington DC is a leader in environmentally sensitive policies.
The DOEE team promotes public and environmental health by implementing and enforcing District and Federal laws and regulations.
Lead is a powerful neurotoxin. Exposure to lead can damage the brain, injure other soft tissues and organs, and interfere with the formation of blood. Exposure to enough lead can even kill.
Though lead has proven to be a very useful substance, exposure to lead causes serious adverse health effects.
Branches of the Lead and Healthy Housing Division are responsible for ensuring lead poisoning prevention and professional accreditation, certification and permitting.
In the District, like in most older cities, homes built before the 1980’s were typically built with a lead service line—the pipe that connects the city water supply to your household plumbing.
DOEE wants to ensure that District of Columbia residents are informed about issues concerning the lead safety of its drinking water.
The Lead Reduction Program uses U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds to assist eligible households with lead hazard reduction activities.
Anyone engaged in eliminating lead-based paint hazards must abide by a set of work practices described in the new law and must at minimum be trained in lead-safe work practices.
Accreditation, certification and permitting protects humans and the environment.
Our city continues to work steadily toward a more sustainable DC and is leading other cities in the area of urban sustainability.