The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is responsible for distributing drinking water and collecting and treating wastewater for more than 672,000 residents and 17.8 million annual visitors in the District of Columbia. In addition, DC Water treats wastewater from jurisdictions in Maryland and Virginia for an additional 1.6 million people.
DC Water is an innovator among U.S. water utilities, especially with its work toward energy conservation and leadership in green infrastructure (GI) implementation. GI initiatives provide sustainable stormwater management, more livable communities, and the creation of a skilled green workforce.
As part of the Clean Rivers Project, DC Water is incorporating GI to capture and manage runoff to reduce combined sewer overflows.
Green Infrastructure Construction, Inspection and Maintenance Training
The first round of training on GI construction, inspection and maintenance was held in late 2016 for the December 2016 exam. The second round of training was held in April-May for the June 2017 exam. Training for GI construction, inspection, and maintenance will be available again for eligible DC residents in Fall 2017. Please contact Bethany Bezak at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on current and future trainings.
The next NGICP exam will be administered in DC on November 14, 2017 to residents that complete the training referenced above. Please contact Bethany Bezak at email@example.com for information regarding the exam.