Penn Alumni Water Forum Speaker Spotlight: DC Water's Clean Rivers Project
This edition of the Penn Alumni Water Forum's Speaker Spotlight will feature DC Water's Clean Rivers Project, an ongoing program to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSO's) into the District's waterways - the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and Rock Creek. The Project is a massive infrastructure and support program designed to capture and clean wastewater during rainfalls before it ever reaches our rivers.
The discussion will feature a speaker from DC Water who will focus on a major piece of the project, namely the Northeast Boundary Tunnel, which is slated to open in September. That will complete a 13-mile long tunnel that is helping improve the water quality in the Anacostia River by capturing combined sewage that otherwise would flow into the river during heavy rains.