News & Notifications

September 17, 20, 24, and 25

The RiverRenew team will host a series of Community Listening Sessions in September to discuss the proposed tunnel system with the community. These listening sessions are intended to bring the community up to speed on the proposed tunnel routes and facility locations, solicit feedback, and optimize the design to minimize impacts while achieving RiverRenew’s objectives.

AlexRenew's Environmental Center recently was featured in Treatment Plant Operator Magazine as an example of how to engage and inform citizens of the role they play in their community's water cycle!

August 15, 2018

Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) has introduced “RiverRenew” as the name for the proposed solution to remediate the City’s combined sewer outfalls. Formerly Alexandria’s Wet Weather Program, RiverRenew is a major initiative that will prevent millions of gallons of sewage mixed with rainwater from reaching Alexandria’s waterways.

August 14, 2018

The AlexRenew Environmental Center added a second “Most Innovative Project” award to its resume following the United States Green Building Council - National Capital Region’s (USGBC-NCR’s) 2018 Community Project Awards ceremony. The Environmental Center was named the year’s most innovative project in the new construction category.

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.

July 19, 2018

Yesterday, AlexRenew Wet Weather Program Manager Caitlin Feehan participated in a television interview about our Wet Weather Program with

It's official! Our Board of Directors has passed a resolution officially recognizing Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week, which will run from June 2 through June 9! We'll be sharing all sorts of great Bay content, so stay tuned!

Earlier this week, the Value of Water Campaign released the results of its third annual national poll surveying Americans’ thoughts on our nation’s water system. In the findings, one message rang out loud and clear: Nearly every American (88% of respondents) thinks we need to invest in the nation's water infrastructure.

February 1, 2018

Do You Know a Hero?

Hear ye, hear ye! Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg has signed a proclamation declaring June 30, Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day! These individuals work every minute of every day to keep our water system clean, healthy and stable. Here's to celebrating all their hard work! 

October 17, 2017

AlexRenew's CEO, Karen Pallansch, was recently selected for Washington Business Journal's annual Women Who Mean Business Awards program. The program honors those women who have not only made an impact in their industry, but have made a difference in their communities.

October 17, 2017

AlexRenew's CEO, Karen Pallansch, was named one of Northern Virginia Magazine's "Northern Virginians of the Year" for 2017. The annual feature honors those in region who work every day to make our communities a better place to live.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

May 18, 2017

Even though we all need and use water every day, the urban water cycle remains a mystery for many of us. Water Discovery Day was an opportunity to deepen personal connections with our local waterways. The event shed light on where our water comes from, what happens to water after it’s used, and why clean water is vital for our community and a healthy environment. With fun ranging from boat building to water coloring to a water-themed dance class, Water Discovery Day featured a variety of activities hosted by AlexRenew and our community partners for attendees young and old.

November 29, 2016

You can prevent clogged pipes and protect our waterways by keeping these culprits out of the drain: medication, wipes, and FOG (fats, oils, and grease).

October 3, 2016

On September 15th, to raise awareness and educate our community about the value of water, AlexRenew participated in the national initiative, Imagine a Day Without Water. AlexRenew took part in several ways: on social media, through employee-submitted photos, and via a community YouTube Live event. September 15th was all about the value of water, and now we're recapping the fun. 

August 12, 2016

AlexRenew’s Chief Executive Officer Karen Pallansch has been named a recipient of the prestigious 2016 Water Environment Federation (WEF) Fellows designation, recognizing her professional achievements and stature.

August 12, 2016

AlexRenew was recognized along with 60 other utilities as a Utility of the Future Today, demonstrating success in innovative and sustainable utility management practices.

July 20, 2016

By Lydia Woolever. 


On May 17, in collaboration with Earth Sangha, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, and Audubon at Home, AlexRenew created an urban wildlife habitat on our campus. Volunteers planted 900 native plants!