Potomac River Project A

This post has been updated since its initial publication on March 20. Click here for latest flier, which was delivered to residents on April 10.

By Lilia Ledezma, Green Infrastructure Public Outreach Coordinator, DC Clean Rivers Project, Lilia.Ledezma@dcwater.com

Potomac River Green Infrastructure Project field investigations area.

Potomac River Green Infrastructure Project field investigations area.

DC Water would like to thank your community for helping the Potomac River Project A during the initial design phase of green infrastructure (GI) practices and selection of sites to receive GI practices. The Potomac River Project A is moving forward with further design and is anticipated to begin construction in 2018. 

DC Water will be performing additional field investigations (surveys) in the blue-shaded project areas from late March through mid-April. This phase of work consists of site surveys to gather information for GI implementation under the DC Clean Rivers Project for the city's combined sewer system. The project comprises a system of tunnels, diversion sewers, and GI to significantly reduce sewer overflows to Rock Creek and the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers.

These investigations will be conducted between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. There will be no work performed on weekends or public holidays. Field investigations are expected to take place on public streets and alleys. Residents will be contacted by DC Water's contractor if access to backyards is requested.

To learn more about the project and find upcoming GI practices near you within the Potomac River Project A area, please visit the project’s website and click on the interactive map. As you'll see, Burleith is scheduled to receive permeable pavement in alleys.

The attached PDF, which was delivered on March 17 to the first group of properties within the survey area, provides additional information. We will be delivering notifications to a second group of properties once the contractor sets the schedule for that second round of field investigations.