Environmental Impact Bond

The results are in—green infrastructure projects achieved goals for stormwater runoff

DC Water announced the success of both its first green infrastructure (GI) projects in Rock Creek and the innovative Environmental Impact Bond (EIB) that financed them. The intent of the projects and robust evaluation of project outcomes was to establish the effectiveness of green infrastructure in the District and reduce combined sewer and stormwater runoff into Rock Creek, improving the health of waterways in the District.

Press Releases & Fact Sheet

Green Infrastructure Graphics & Photos

This parklet at Kansas Avenue
& 2nd Street, NW was funded via the EIB.
Cobble lined swale
Curb extension bioretention
Parking lane permeable pavement 
Planter Bioretention
Parking lane permeable pavement

Collateral Materials

DC Water Spokespeople