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Resources for Residents

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The environment is intrinsically tied to public health. And so, at the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), our work revolves around maintaining the health and safety of our residents. From assessing environmental risks in air quality to keeping our rivers and water clean to providing energy assistance to those in need, DDOE works tirelessly to protect our local environment and ensure that District residents have the resources they need to incorporate environmentally friendly practices in their day-to-day activities.

photo of child looking out over window sill  Environmental Health and Safety
  - Arsenic                                       - Asbestos Abatement
  - Lead and Healthy Housing         - Lead and Safer Drinking Water
  - Pesticide Program                     - Radon Gas

photo of hand holding cash - Energy assistance  Energy Assistance & Weatherization


If you are eligible to receive or currently receiving the “Residential Aid Discount” or “RAD” on your electric bill and are considering switching to an independent electric supplier (i.e. not PEPCO), you will likely LOSE most of your discount upon switching.  To learn how switching may impact your bill, call PEPCO Customer Care at 202-833-7500 BEFORE you switch so that you can make an informed decision.

photo of emissions from tail pipe of car  Eco-Friendly Living



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  Outdoor Activities


hazardous waste symbols Recycling, Waste and Hazards

 Toxic Substances
 - Proper Disposal of Bulbs, Batteries, Pharmaceuticals, and "Sharps"

river smart homes illustration Get RiverSmart


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 Stormwater & Flooding


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- Mayor's Sustainability Awards