Photo by Jim Tetro Park amenities include a rain garden, pavilions, an ice-skating rink and a cafe. Related Links: 2013 Best of the Best Projects Winners ENR Mid-Atlantic 2013 Best Projects: Washington Canal Park The team transformed a parking lot for Washington D.C. school buses on the Anacostia Waterfront into a three-acre park that offers aboveground recreational amenities and a belowground stormwater sewer system. Runoff from seven city blocks is diverted to the system, which includes two underground 40,000-gallon cisterns; tree pits also collect runoff. The reused water provides nearly 95% of the park's needs, saving an estimated 1.5 million
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.