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District Proposes New River-Protecting Stormwater Management Standards

Date Released: 
Sun, 06/09/2013

District Proposes New River-Protecting Stormwater Management Standards

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) proposed a new regulatory framework for stormwater management by large development sites in the District of Columbia.  The new framework, containing requirements to dramatically reduce stormwater runoff’s harmful impacts to the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, Rock Creek, and their tributaries, includes an innovative Stormwater Retention Credit (SRC) trading program, the first of its kind in the nation. 

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