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How do I know if my company qualifies as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, or DBE?

Apr 22, 2012 | Posted in Frequently Asked Questions

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.…

How can I get a job or contract with the AWI Program?

Apr 22, 2012 | Posted in Frequently Asked Questions

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.…

What’s being done on the Anacostia Waterfront to protect the environment?

Apr 19, 2012 | Posted in Anacostia Riverwalk Trail - Frequently Asked Questions, Frequently Asked Questions
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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.…

How important is restoring the Anacostia River for developing the waterfront on both sides of the river?

Apr 19, 2012 | Posted in Anacostia Riverwalk Trail - Frequently Asked Questions, Frequently Asked Questions
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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.…

Why is stormwater management important to reviving the Anacostia River?

Apr 19, 2012 | Posted in Anacostia Riverwalk Trail - Frequently Asked Questions, Frequently Asked Questions
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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.…