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Clean Rivers Project

Water Is Life

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 15, 2018
1. Clean Rivers Project Marker
Inscription.
Recycling Rain
Rain is good for rivers, right? Not always. When heavy rains overwhelm storm drains, rainwater mixes with sewage, and the heavily polluted result—called Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs)—winds up in Rock Creek,, the Potomac, and the Anacostia. But DC Water's Clean Rivers Project is putting a stop to the pollution.

Before the project began, sewers overflowed into the Anacostia about 75 times a year, sending about 1½ billion gallons of polluted water into the river. Through a variety of remedies, the project aims to reduce that amount by 98%.

[Image caption:]
Storm drain

Say No to Overflow
The problem of storm sewers overflowing into the Anacostia River is big, but so is the solution. Tunnels the size of those that carry Metro trains are being built, and will send the polluted water to be treated and cleaned before it's released to the Potomac.

[Image caption:]
Metro platform, Cleveland Park
 
Location. 38° 52.36′ N, 77° 0.192′ W. Marker is in Southeast Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Anacostia Riverwalk Trail east of 1st Street SE, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Clean Rivers Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 15, 2018
2. Clean Rivers Project Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Play (here, next to this marker); Restore and Connect (a few steps from this marker); Historic Pumping Station (a few steps from this marker); Foundry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lumber Shed - Form and Function (about 500 feet away); Radio Towers (about 600 feet away); Lumber Shed - Movement of Materials (about 600 feet away); The Lumber Shed Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southeast Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Clean Rivers Project. (Submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
 
Clean Rivers Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 15, 2018
3. Clean Rivers Project Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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