Groundbreaking for Tudor Place’s new project, The South Lawn Cistern Project, took place last week in DC. Tudor Place recognizes the importance of environmental sustainability and is implementing the installation of two large cisterns (rainwater containment units) under the South Lawn. These cisterns will move rainwater away from the Main House and store it to be used for watering plants and irrigation. In turn, Tudor Place will cut back on their use of fresh water as well as lessen runoff in the Rock Creek Watershed. This is one of the first steps in the execution of the Master Preservation Plan that was developed by Hartman-Cox Architects.