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EPA, District of Columbia Agree to Go Green

By CP Editorial Staff - December 2007 - Roofing


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed an agreement with the District of Columbia to implement major green infrastructure enhancements to protect the Potomac and Anacostia rivers from storm-water runoff.

In modifications to a Clean Water Act permit, the district has agreed to undertake measures to stem storm-water flow and pollution, using natural systems such as trees, green roofs, and vegetated buffers.

Highlights of the new measures include:

• creating a tax-incentive plan for the installation of green roofs
• requiring all new district-owned buildings and, where feasible, all major renovations of district-owned buildings to include green roofs
• planting and maintaining at least 13,500 additional trees
• devising a low-impact development plan that will include converting paved areas, such as median strips and large sidewalks, into green space
• implementing enhanced programs for street sweeping and trash removal
• installing 50 rain gardens and 125 rain barrels.





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