Stormwater runoff from rainstorms collects trash, dirt, chemicals and other pollutants laying on our roads and parking lots and washes them down storm drains that empty directly into the Anacostia river and its tributaries.
Galen Terrace Apartments is an affordable housing property located in Washington, D.C.'s historic Anacostia neighborhood developed by NHT-Enterprise and Somerset Development. The new stormwater management system installed at Galen Terrace will reduce stormwater runoff by collecting rainwater on site and soaking it into the ground, where natural processes help remove pollutants.
The stormwater management system at Galen Terrace is one of a series of investments that have been made to improve the quality of life for residents. Galen Terrace demonstrates how housing can be affordable and sustainable, while improving the environmental conditions of an urban community.