Thursday, October 24, 2013

DDOE establishes new stormwater fee discount program

Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:42 AM
Subject: [ward5] Fee Discount Program

District Establishes New Stormwater Fee Discount Program
New regulations provide District property owners with financial incentives to manage stormwater
DDOE has launched the RiverSmart Rewards program, which provides District property owners and tenants who install systems that retain stormwater runoff, with discounts of up to 55% on its stormwater fee.  The financial incentive is to encourage installation and maintenance of stormwater retention best management practices (BMPs) that prevent stormwater pollution from entering the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and their tributaries. Eligible BMPs include green roofs, bioretention, rainwater harvesting, and permeable pavement. Discounts are calculated based on the total volume of stormwater that a BMP, or combination of BMPs, retains on site.
For application forms and more information on RiverSmart Rewards, visit The final Stormwater Fee Discount Program rule and Response to Comments document is available at

District Department of the Environment
1200 First Street, NE 5th FloorWashington, DC 20002(202) 535-2600

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