Reducing Runoff in Rock Creek Through a Downspout Disconnection Program

Reducing Runoff in Rock Creek Through a Downspout Disconnection Program

Project Team
Rock Creek Conservancy D.C. Water and Sewer Authority
Project Description

A little different from other projects in the category, this program stood out for its large scope and impact. Since 2017, Rock Creek Conservancy has disconnected 252 downspouts and installed 140 rain barrels at 186 homes. The cost-effective, voluntary program offers a number of significant co-benefits, including resident education around the problems of the CSS, and employment, training, and professional development of 18 under-employed DC residents.
To read the full project narrative and view more photos, visit the project folder on our Google Drive!

Best Residential Project

This category recognizes exceptional stormwater practices installed on a residential property. Example projects include: rain gardens, rainwater harvesting, vegetated roofs, conservation landscaping, tree planting, downspout disconnection or soil amendments. Special consideration is given to projects subsidized under local government incentive programs. Total investment in residential practices should be generally limited to less than $5,000. They can be installed by homeowners, contractors or watershed groups (if possible, please identify the designer/installer in your application).

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