Pope Branch Stream Restoration And Sewer Replacement Project

In coordination with the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), DC Water is designing a stream restoration and sewer replacement project around Pope Branch, a stream located within SE Washington's Pope Branch Park. Over $4 million will be invested in this project which will restore the Pope Branch stream to a natural, sustainable water-way, while replacing aged sewer infrastructure that currently runs parallel to the stream.

Download a more detailed project information sheet on the Pope Branch Sewer Rehabilitation Project. (PDF 524 kb) .

Scope of Work

  • Installation of approximately 1,150 feet of 12-inch sewer mains
  • Installation of approximately 1,490 feet of 18-inch sewer mains
  • Installation of 13 new sewer manholes in the project area
  • Replacement and/or rehabilitation of four storm sewer outfalls


Construction is anticipated to start in November 2013 with an estimated completion date of October 2015.

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