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GreenWrench Technical Assistance

The GreenWrench Technical Assistance Program provides free pollution prevention guidance and training to District mechanics and auto body shops. This voluntary, grant-funded program is offered free of charge.

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It's not just a field trip! DOEE's watershed education programs bring together field studies and classroom activities in multiple disciplines. Students learn about the Anacostia, Potomac and Chesapeake Bay watersheds.

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The 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. 

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DOEE provides DC residents with useful methods to lower your energy use and utility bills.

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District of Columbia law prohibits the discharge of swimming pool water into public space.   Find ways to drain your pool wisely.

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The Remediation and Site Response Program directs, performs, and assists with investigations and cleanups of contaminated District land.

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By promoting low impact development, green building, riverfront restoration, transit options and walkable neighborhoods, Washington DC is a leader in environmentally sensitive policies.

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The DOEE team promotes public and environmental health by implementing and enforcing District and Federal laws and regulations.

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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. 

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DOEE wants to ensure that District of Columbia residents are informed about issues concerning the lead safety of its drinking water. 

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On January 17, 2019, Mayor Bowser signed legislation for two new lead water service line replacement programs:

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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. 

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Accreditation, certification and permitting protects humans and the environment.

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Branches of the Lead and Healthy Housing Division are responsible for ensuring lead poisoning prevention and professional accreditation, certification and permitting.

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Our city continues to work steadily toward a more sustainable DC and is leading other cities in the area of urban sustainability.

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Angler Education

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Home Energy Audits

Frequently requested green services from recycling to rodents.

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