November 21, 2013
IRVING STREET CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 25
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is set to begin construction to green Irving Street as part of the Clean Rivers Project.
Beginning Monday, November 25, 2013 through March 2014, weather permitting, crews will install bioretention areas and landscaping at 15 sites in median islands and in the roadside along Irving Street
between Michigan Avenue NW and North Capitol Street, and on Park Place NW and Kenyon Street NW near Irving Street. Construction will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
This project supports the Northeast Boundary Neighborhood Protection Project and the bioretention will help reduce storm-water runoff through capture, infiltration and treatment before it can enter the sewer
system, thereby reducing storm-water volumes that contribute to downstream flooding problems.
§ Some traffic delays within the vicinity of the work zones are anticipated.
§ Temporary lane closures and sidewalk detours will be implemented during off-peak hours.
§ There will be an increase in truck traffic.
§ Noise levels will be closely monitored during construction.
DC Water is implementing the Clean Rivers Project which comprises a system of tunnels and diversion sewers for the capture of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to Rock Creek and the Anacostia and
Potomac rivers for treatment at DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Clean Rivers Project will reduce CSOs annually by 96 percent throughout the system and by
98 percent for the Anacostia River alone.
Green Infrastructure is part of the solution. Green Infrastructure techniques such as bioretention provide benefits beyond traditional sewer solutions, by providing environmental benefits in the form of habitat
for birds and pollinators, clean air, and clean water; social benefits by enhancing community space; and economic benefits through local jobs creation and increased property values.
About DC Water The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), is an industry leading multi-jurisdictional regional utility that provides drinking water, wastewater collection and treatment to 600,000 residential, commercial and governmental customers in the District of Columbia, 17.8 million annual visitors and also collects and treats wastewater for 1.6 million customers in Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland and Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia.
DC Water’s service area covers approximately 725 square miles and the company operates the world’s largest advanced wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 370 million gallons per day and a peak
capacity of 1.076 billion gallons per day.
Please visit dcwater.com/cleanrivers for more information on the Clean Rivers Project.