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

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.

AlexRenew celebrates 60 years of transforming the community’s dirty water. That is 60 years of operating 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year to protect public health and ensure that our community’s streams, rivers, and bays improve for future generations. Let’s take a look back at the early days of AlexRenew, originally Alexandria Sanitation Authority.

The Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Alexandria issued a proclamation declaring June 30 Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day.  I’m incredibly proud to work with dedicated professionals who provide a critical public service, no matter the day or hour. I hope next time you turn your faucet or send water down the drain, you’ll stop and think of the team of workers who make it possible.