Washington, D.C., is an example of a city working to restore its urban watershed with a combination of infrastructure improvements and innovative stormwater management. The benefits of these successes include a revitalized Anacostia River and waterfront and improvements to Chesapeake Bay water quality
"The Clean Water Act is 36 and going strong, leading the way for sustainable solutions to the most pressing problems facing America's rivers and watersheds. Today, EPA, the District of Columbia, and our many partners are making real progress in the nation's capital, controlling sewer overflows and reducing stormwater pollution through innovative projects and green technologies," Benjamin H. Grumbles, EPA assistant administrator for water, said. "The Anacostia River will be one of the greatest urban river revivals in the nation's history and set a shining example for other communities on how to increase stewardship, grow responsibly, and adapt to climate change."
Source: EPA Water Headlines