Help DC Water succeed in making the District a greener place
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Help DC Water succeed in making the District a greener place

    1. Petition by

      DC Water

A green infrastructure alternative would result in green job creation, improved air quality, enhanced green spaces, and expanded wildlife habitats.

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    1. Reached 50 signatures

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    • albert garner jr. WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 2 years ago

      When it comes to improving the environment , we all will benefit from a green infrastructure...

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    • Pamela Mooring WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 2 years ago

      Even if the proposed green infrastructure pilot does not capture as much runoff as needed, DC Water will then construct the tunnels as planned. There's nothing to lose and so much to gain...a greener DC with sustainable jobs and less cost to everybody if the tunnels can be reduced.

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    • Heather Phipps SILVER SPRING, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      Green infrastructure is vital to protecting the Rock Creek watershed from CSO pollution and erosion, raising awareness about watershed sustainability, and to improving the health of our communities. It will also be key to investing in DC's green economy and providing local jobs.

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    • Kristyn Abhold WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 2 years ago

      Green infrastructure keeps rainwater out of the wastewater systems, and reduces sewer overflows, local flooding and the amount of untreated runoff discharged to surface waters. Green infrastructure also can enhance livability and improve air quality by adding trees and vegetation to the urban environment, thus reducing urban temperatures and carbon dioxide in the ecosystem. In addition, it can generate new jobs in the green economy. Can't say no to that!

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    • Adam Krantz WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 2 years ago

      Controlling stormwater runoff is key but so is investing ratepayer dollars in projects we can see having tangible benefits to the environment and ensuring the city is a place where people want to live and work.

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