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Imagine a Day Without Water

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00am to 9:30am

Imagine... No water for drinking, or making coffee. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn't put out fires.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 marks the nation's fifth annual observance of Imagine a Day Without Water. To help raise awareness and educate our community about the value of water, AlexRenew, Virginia American Water, and the City of Alexandria will be in Carlyle Square from 7:00 am to 9:00 am, offering free coffee, donuts, and fun facts about the value of water to passersby. 

Event News

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.

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.