News & Notifications

The COVID-19 pandemic is fundamentally changing what we know as business as usual, but Alexandria Renew Enterprises’ (AlexRenew) commitment to healthier waterways remains the same.

The National Park Service (NPS) has completed an Environmental Assessment for Alexandria Renew Enterprises’ (AlexRenew) proposed RiverRenew project. RiverRenew is a major infrastructure project that will prevent the discharge of millions of gallons of combined sewage to Alexandria’s waterways.

April 23, 2020

AlexRenew is Introducing a New Customer Care Billing System in June!  Here's what you need to know.

April 3, 2020

AlexRenew provides wastewater interception and treatment for our community, an essential service recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are considered critical infrastructure with a high need for on-site work.

Today, March 23, Governor Ralph Northam provided additional guidance to the citizens of Virginia. Critical infrastructure industries, like the water and wastewater sector, will remain operational, deploying their emergency response plans.

March 20, 2020

We know you’ve seen the empty shelves where there would normally be rolls and rolls of precious toilet paper – a shortage due to consumer panic buying in the midst of preparing for COVID-19 quarantines. By now, we’ve all seen the memes accumulating in our social media feeds.

March 13, 2020

At AlexRenew, we work tirelessly to support a healthy and thriving community, regardless of the situation. Just like many of you, we’ve been closely monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus, COVID 19. 

January is National Mentoring Month, the perfect time to talk about our partnership with Urban Alliance. Every year, AlexRenew hosts two Urban Alliance interns on its campus.

October 1, 2019

One of the many joys of serving a community like Alexandria is seeing the passion so many have for our local waterways. This excitement was on full display at our third annual Water Discovery Day, held on Saturday, September 14 at Four Mile Run Park.

June 26, 2019

Keeping Alexandria beautiful isn’t something that happens on its own. It takes people and organizations willing to roll up their sleeves and put in the hard work to make our city a cleaner, healthier place for everyone.

June 19, 2019

Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew), with cooperation from the National Park Service (NPS), today announced the release of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for RiverRenew, a major infrastructure program to prevent millions of gallons of pollution from reaching Alexandria’s waterways. RiverRenew is being implemented in response to a 2017 Virginia law that requires remediation of Alexandria’s four existing outfalls by July 1, 2025. On rainy days, sewage mixed with rainwater overflows into local waterbodies at these outfalls.

June 29

Most avid cyclists would be quick to share stories of their rides in nature. And nothing is quite as nice as riding alongside our waterways, following the natural path that water takes as it travels through our communities. But there's another waterway that's equally important: the one that transports dirty water from homes and businesses to a water resource recovery facility, and then returned to its source.

June 6, 2019

Get ready for another creative way to learn about water in Alexandria!

June 11, 2019

AlexRenew Enterprises' Environmental Center (EC) serves as the headquarters for its administrative offices, and as a meeting space for local citizens, so it's safe to say that it serves its community well in multiple capacities. Now it's time to add something new to that list: polling site. 

May 16, 2019

AlexRenew will host a special facility tour in honor of Infrastructure Week on Thursday, May 16, starting at 2:30pm. The tour is open to the public and will offer visitors a chance to learn more about the process our team of water transformers uses to clean our community's used water and return it to the Potomac River. We have room for 30 people, so sign up right away to ensure your spot! 

April 27, 2019

(April 27, 2019 – ALEXANDRIA, Va.) – Today, the City of Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) presented the 2019 Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award to Kurt Moser, a former member of the Environmental Policy Commission who helped develop Alexandria’s ECO-City Charter. Representatives of AlexRenew, the City of Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission, and the Pickering family presented the award to Moser at the city’s annual Earth Day event.

City of Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson and AlexRenew Board Chairman John Hill recently co-wrote an opinion piece for the Alexandria Gazette Packet on the importance of investing in our local waterways.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Every year, the AlexRenew team looks forward to celebrating Earth Day. It’s a time of year to reflect on all the ways we rely upon and interact with our environment, and remind ourselves to do everything in our power to preserve this amazing planet that we call home. It’s also a great time to challenge yourself by finding ways to reduce your carbon footprint and practice water conservation. Most importantly, we recall the history of this global event as we call upon ourselves to take action and do something positive to support environmental protection. 

April 26, 2019 and May 17, 2019

You’re Invited! Take advantage of an opportunity to learn about how to become an AlexRenew vendor and what it takes to win contracts with us. You’re invited to attend two free public information sessions for businesses large and small.

March 28, 2019

Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) has approved rate increases for the next two fiscal years, starting July 1, 2019 and July 1, 2020, respectively, to help fund its RiverRen