How will the Clean Rivers Project Affect Our Neighborhood?

Last week, the DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) broke ground on the Clean Rivers Project, a massive, multi-year construction project designed to capture and clean water during heavy rainfalls before it reaches the Anacostia River. Over the next few years, construction crews will be building a system of large tunnels that will capture combined sewer overflows and move the water to the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment facility.

One major tunnel will run along the northern bank of the Anacostia River from Near Southeast to RFK Stadium. Construction (noise, etc.) will potentially impact residents living south of Pennsylvania Avenue SE and near Barney Circle SE.

Commissioner Jared Critchfield (6B06) and I will be hosting a community meeting on the project next Wed., Oct. 26, 7:00 pm at The Word of God Baptist Church (1512 K Street SE). Representatives from DC Water will be there to provide information, listen to resident concerns and answer questions about the project. If you live near Barney Circle SE or south of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, I encourage you to attend.

You can read more about the Clean Rivers Project on the DC Water website.

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