We Protect Public Health and Maintain Clean Waterways.
AlexRenew is the wastewater treatment facility serving the City of Alexandria and parts of Fairfax County. AlexRenew purifies the wastewater 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 wastewater treatment 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. Learn more about AlexRenew's environmental stewardship efforts.
Treating wastewater takes quite a bit of work and energy. In addition to making sure we treat wastewater 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.
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.