To qualify for contracts with the AWI Program, companies must apply for entry through the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) DBE program. DDOT’s DBE certification is the only recognized authority for DBE certification for AWI projects.
Individuals seeking job opportunities or subcontractors and suppliers seeking opportunities on AWI projects can contact the AWI DBE Governance Manager, Gerald Hawthorne at 314-583-0117 or Gerald@fuseadvertising.com for more information.
To improve the health of our waterways, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) is implementing a $2.2 billion long-term plan to reduce combined sewage and stormwater runoff in local waterways. DDOE is working to improve the water quality of the Anacostia through several initiatives such as the River Smart Home program and the "catch basin trash screen" pilot program.
DDOT is integrating state-of-the-art stormwater management practices in the design and construction plans for Anacostia Waterfront projects such as the South Capitol Street Corridor, the 11th Street Bridges Replacement, and the Anacostia Riverwalk, as well as other major projects throughout the District. These practices include the use of Low Impact Development (LID), which improves water quality by allowing water to naturally infiltrate and/or be filtered prior to discharge into the stormwater sewer system.
The restoration of the Anacostia River and its tributaries and improved stormwater management are central to sustainable development on the Anacostia Waterfront. Restoring the Anacostia River therefore goes beyond simply reducing pollutants or meeting environmental standards. It requires restoring the river to a state where it can be actively used and enjoyed by residents and visitors.
Untreated stormwater runoff can do great harm to waterways. Stormwater runoff is rainwater that flows off impervious surfaces such as rooftops, driveways, roads, sidewalks, and sometimes even lawns. Stormwater runoff travels from these surfaces to local streams, picking up pollutants such as oil and grease from roadways and driveways as it goes. Nutrients from lawn fertilizers and bacteria from pet waste are also picked up by stormwater and carried to local waterways, like the Anacostia River. Stormwater also increases the frequency of combined sewer overflows.