Clean Rivers Project

Everything you need to know about the Clean Rivers Project and how it affects...x

your water2
your neighborhood1
your rivers
your life
The Clean Rivers Project is DC Water's ongoing program to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSO's) into the District's waterways - the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and Rock Creek. The Project is a massive infrastructure and support program designed to capture and clean wastewater during rainfalls before it ever reaches our rivers.xx
Just the facts
98%
reduction
CSO volume to the Anacostia River
96%
reduction
System-wide CSO volume
498
acres
of land managed by Green Infrastructures
15
year storm conveyance
For areas served by Northeast Boundary Tunnel
1mil
pounds
reduction of nitrogen to Chesapeake Bay
18miles
of tunnels
over 100 ft below ground

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