D.C. authority wants to halt sewer tunnel projects while investigating green stormwater alternatives

January 25, 2013 |

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority has proposed suspending construction of its tunnels project while it conducts an eight-year study on green infrastructure to see if there are more sustainable options. The three-tunnel project originally aimed to help manage sewage overflows.

Greener alternatives may include tree planting, bio-retention facilities, rain gardens, green roofs, and infiltration basins.

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