In honor of Earth Day: EPA proposes rainwater-trapping rules for D.C.

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the EPA has announced a proposal that would require developers in the District of Columbia to implement measures for trapping runoff to prevent pollution from making its way into rivers.

The proposal would effect new and redeveloped properties in the District and require 90 percent of rainwater that falls onto a plot to be captured via green roofs and rain barrels.

If approved, Washington, D.C. would become a test-case for an ambitious plan to curb runoff nationwide.

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