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Richmond, let's add up our efforts. Together, we can bring cleaner water faster to our City and create a healthier, more vibrant community.

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The Pump House Drive Drainage Improvement Project will address drainage issues along Rugby Road, Pump House Drive, and Bute Lane, including the installation of new storm drain inlets, piping, and new curb and gutters! This work will also include the replacement of damaged curb and gutters, and the installation of ADA ramps at sidewalk intersections.

Learn more on our "Where We Work" webpage.

Poster Board for Pump House Drive Drainage Improvement Project showing improvements to be made.

In Construction: Pump House Drive Drainage Improvement Project

The stream at Pine Camp Cultural Arts and Community Center is suffering from severely degraded and unsafe streambanks. In partnership with the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities this project seeks to ensure a safe and stable environment that prevents further erosion, and provide a healthier habitat for wildlife, native plants, and the community alongside new recreational and educational opportunities.

Pine Camp Creek
Steep cliffs at Pine Camp Creek in Richmond, Virginia

Pine Camp
Safety Project and
Stream Rehabilitation

Local artists will paint four storm drains in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom neighborhood later this year. Chosen designs promote the goals of the City of Richmond’s RVA Clean Water Plan. The plan is a five-year roadmap for reducing pollutant discharges into the James River, starting with wastewater, stormwater, and the combined sewer system.

2019 Storm Drain Art in Scott's Addition by Nicole Gomez

2020 - 2021 RVAH2O
Storm Drain Art Project

Richmond Storm Drain Art
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Restoring the James has led to immense positive impacts for ... the Commonwealth, and we intend to continue this upward trajectory and finish the job.

Ralph S. Northam

Governor of Virginia

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