Our Mission


Our Mission

Alexandria Renew Enterprises is one of the most advanced water resource recovery public utilities in the United States. Every day, we purify an average of 35 million gallons of wastewater to protect the public health of our community and to improve water quality in our local waterways.
AlexRenew - Vision Statement

We Protect Public Health and Maintain Clean Waterways.

Welcome to Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew), the wastewater treatment facility serving the City of Alexandria and parts of Fairfax County. AlexRenew purifies dirty water received from Alexandria homes, schools, and businesses, and returns it to Hunting Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. We’ve been protecting public health in our community for more than 60 years. Our water resource recovery facility — the most advanced in the region — is run by a team of more than 100 skilled professionals who are dedicated to responsible, sustainable resource recovery, and investing in a clean water future for Alexandria.  

Giving Back Through Sustainability

Transforming dirty water takes quite a bit of work – and energy for that matter.  In addition to making sure we clean water to exceptionally high standards, we also work hard to be as energy efficient as possible with our buildings and operations. This is incredibly important because water and wastewater utilities, like AlexRenew, are significant energy users.

AlexRenew - Environmental Impact

2040 Vision Statement

Our goal is that by 2040, the people of Alexandria will have the opportunity to establish a personal connection with local waterways and are able to swim in and eat fish from local waters – a goal we know is within reach. Click here to view our full 2040 vision statement.

AlexRenew At-a-Glance

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AlexRenew At-A-Glance
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