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Protecting Local and Regional Water Quality
Publication Date: 6/1/2014
Publication Number: 20127439

This fact sheet provides an overview of the challenges, accomplishments and
financial implications of local government stormwater programs in the
Washington metropolitan region, as well as a sense of the many deadlines that
these programs are operating under.

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  • Protecting Local and Regional Water Quality



  • Blue Plains Intermunicipal Agreement of 2012
    Publication Date: 5/6/2013
    Publication Number: 20137458

    In March, 2013, the District of Columbia, DC Water, Fairfax County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission collaborated to adopt the Blue Plains Intermunicipal Agreement of 2012 (2012 IMA). This landmark cooperative agreement equitably allocates wastewater treatment capacity as well as shared capital and operating expenses of about $822 million per year at the Blue Plains advanced wastewater treatment facility in the District of Columbia, the largest such facility in the world. COG assisted in the development of the agreement and will support the Parties with its implementation.

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  • Blue Plains Intermunicipal Agreement of 2012
  • Blue Plains 2012 IMA Summary Flyer



  • Plastic Bag Report
    Publication Date: 10/14/2009
    Publication Number: 20097363

    A review of bag pollution programs around the country and world.

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  • Plastic Bag Report



  • National Capital Region: Best Practices and Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
    Publication Date: 2/26/2008
    Publication Number: 20087321



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  • National Capital Region: Best Practices and Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases



  • Loudoun County Baseline Biological Monitoring Survey (2004 – 2006) - Phase II: Clarks Run, Catoctin Creek, Quarter Branch, Dutchman Creek and Piney Run Conditions
    Publication Date: 10/1/2006
    Publication Number: 20067295

    Under Phase II of a proposed multi-phased study, Clarks Run, Catoctin Creek, Quarter Branch, Dutchman Creek and Piney Run were surveyed to systematically evaluate existing physical, chemical and biological stream quality conditions.

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  • Loudoun County Baseline Biological Monitoring Survey (2004 – 2006) - Phase II (3 MB PDF)


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    ESD Workplan Implementation Report
    Publication Date: 6/10/2005
    Publication Number: 20057248

    The Implementation Report serves to provide a detailed status of the schedule of adoption for Enviornmentally Sensitive Design (ESD) standards for both Arlington and Fairfax County, Virginia.

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  • ESD Workplan Implementation Report (226 KB PDF)



  • Anacostia Watershed Forest Management and Protection Strategy
    Publication Date: 6/1/2005
    Publication Number: 2005NULL237

    Report includes detailed maps of past and present forest and tree cover in the Anacostia Watershed. Presents recommendations for forest protection, reforestation, exotic invasive plant management and nuisance species management.

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  • Anacostia Watershed Forest Management and Protection Strategy (June 2005) (2.7 MB PDF)


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    Transcript of the Regional Water Supply Workshop Sponsored by COG's Task Force on Regional Water Supply Issues.
    Publication Date: 11/1/1999
    Publication Number: 99706

    Provides a complete transcript for the workshop on regional water supply issues held in the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. on October 5, 1999.


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    Potomac and Anacostia Rivers Water Quality Data Report: 1991-1995
    Publication Date: 5/1/1998
    Publication Number: 98701

    Provides an overview of regional monitoring programs and agencies, with data collected on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers from 1991-1995, as coordinated by COG's Regional Monitoring Subcommittee.


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    Environmental Land Planning (ELP) Series: Riparian Strategies for Urban Stream Protection
    Publication Date: 12/1/1995
    Publication Number: 95703

    Provides guidance on riparian buffer programs to mitigate the impact of urban areas on nearby streams. Uses results of national survey of riparian buffer programs to make recommendations.


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    Wastewater Treatment Plants In The Washington Metropolitan Region, 1993-1994
    Publication Date: 11/1/1995
    Publication Number: 95709

    Provides discharge monitoring data from 33 plants in the Washington metropolitan area.

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    1990 Potomac River Water Quality: Conditions and Trends in the Metropolitan Washington Region
    Publication Date: 6/1/1993
    Publication Number: 93710

    The report documents 1990 water quality conditions in a 110-mile section of the Potomac River's mainstem, a section that flows through the Washington metropolitan region.

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    Controlling Urban Runoff
    Publication Date: 7/1/1987
    Publication Number: 87703

    This manual provides detailed guidance for engineers and siteplanners on how to plan and design urban best management practices (BMPs)to remove pollutants and protect stream habitats.

    Price: $20.00
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