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Dedication of EPA Ariel Rios South Courtyard Green Infrastructure Project

Release Date: 06/01/2007
Contact Information: Dave Ryan, (202) 564-7827 / ryan.dave@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. - June 1, 2007) EPA will unveil the Ariel Rios South courtyard project showcasing green infrastructure techniques or low-impact development practices such as rain gardens, permeable concrete and a cistern, to lessen sewer overflows or runoff after storms.

EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson will dedicate the courtyard. Through green infrastructure approaches, the agency is managing stormwater and its pollutants by using or mimicking natural systems to help absorb, infiltrate, evaporate or reuse excess stormwater instead of using traditional infrastructure that collects, stores and transports water through large, buried sewer systems.

WHO:
EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson
Assistant Administrator for Water Benjamin H. Grumbles
Assistant Administrator for Administration and Resources Management Luis A. Luna
Acting Regional Administrator for the National Capital Region for the General Services Administration Annie "Ann" W. Everett

WHAT:
Dedication of EPA Ariel Rios South Courtyard Green Infrastructure Project

WHEN:
Monday, June 4, 1-2 p.m. EDT

WHERE:
EPA Ariel Rios Building, South Courtyard

Directions to the EPA's Ariel Rios South Courtyard: Guests will need to enter the courtyard from the EPA Ariel Rios South Building from 12th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Avenues N.W., adjacent to the exit at the Federal Triangle Metro Stop. From the Metro escalators, turn left to the Ariel Rios South Building. You will need to show your ID and go through security. Once inside the Ariel Rios South Building, you will be escorted to the courtyard.