AlexRenew is Recipient of Top Excellence in Management Honor

Press Release Date: 
August 17, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – August 17, 2018 – Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) was recently awarded the Excellence in Management Platinum recognition from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). The honor celebrates AlexRenew’s commitment to sustainable, successful programs that exemplify the attributes of an effectively managed utility.

NACWA introduced its Excellence in Management Program in 2003 to acknowledge the significant achievements of NACWA member agencies in the utility management arena. The program honors member agencies that are implementing management practices to address the range of challenges identified in the “Ten Attributes of Effectively Managed Water Sector Utilities.” 

AlexRenew was one of three utilities nationwide that received the platinum Excellence in Management designation for 2018 for achieving nine out of the ten Attributes. Since the platinum designation was created in 2012, only 20 utilities nationwide have achieved platinum recognition.

“Our unwavering focus on our mission to clean water and protect public and environmental health drives everything we do as a leading utility in our industry,” said Karen Pallansch, CEO of AlexRenew. “It’s a great honor to work alongside our dedicated team of professionals who all contributed to this special recognition for AlexRenew. Their passion for public service, commitment to innovation, and focus on high quality work for our customers made this recognition possible.”

NACWA recognized AlexRenew at its awards ceremony and reception during the NACWA Utility Leadership Conference in Boston last month.


About Alexandria Renew Enterprises
Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) is an advanced water resource recovery facility serving more than 300,000 customers in Alexandria and parts of Fairfax County, Virginia. Established by the Alexandria City Council in 1952, AlexRenew is a public utility that transforms 13 billion gallons of wastewater into clean water every year to protect public health and the environment. By transforming water and improving local waterways, AlexRenew helps support a higher quality of life and thriving local economy. For more information, please visit