Washington, D.C.'s Watershed Implementation Plan

POLLUTION GOALS
in millions of pounds per year
Washington, D.C. 1985 2009 2014 2016
Interim
2017 Milestone 2025 Goal
Nitrogen 6.17 2.88 2.07 1.42 1.49 2.37
Phosphorus 0.09 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.06 0.12
Sediment 17.5 16.95 17.15 15.95 15.55 17.39
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Collectively, the EPA's TMDL and the state Watershed Implementation Plans establish the Clean Water Blueprint for the Chesapeake.

Washington, D.C. and the other six Bay jurisdictions agreed to create state-specific plans to implement 60 percent of their Bay cleanup practices by 2017 and 100 percent by 2025. These plans are called Watershed Implementation Plans or WIPs and will not only help restore the Bay, but will also significantly improve the health of local waterways.

D.C.'S PROGRESS TOWARD 2025 GOALS

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Chesapeake Bay Watershed Midpoint Milestones At-A-Glance

Percentages shown below indicate progress toward the 2025 goals for nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution reduction. 2017 goal was achieved if progress is at least 60%.
Nitrogen Phosphorus Sediment
 
DCDistrict of Columbia
Agriculture N/A* N/A* N/A*
U&S Polluted Runoff 15% 70% 23%
Wastewater & CSO† † 263% 100% N/A*

Key

red Did not achieve
yellow Within 5% of achieving
green Achieved

 

* No contribution from this source sector
Urban & Suburban
† † Combined Sewer Outflow

 

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