AlexRenew Continues Investment in a Sustainable Future for the Waterways That Connect Us


AlexRenew Continues Investment in a Sustainable Future for the Waterways That Connect Us

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AlexRenew approves FY 2025 Budget, including changes to its rates and its winter quarter average policy.
Alexandria Across the Potomac
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Alexandria, VA – On June 18, 2025, the AlexRenew Board of Directors approved its FY2025 budget with provisions to continue to support its mission of treating wastewater and protecting waterways. The Board adopted the second of two sewer rate adjustments that were approved in 2024 as part of a two-year increase, and approved new changes to its Rates, Rules, and Regulations that will better reflect the utility’s commitment to fair billing practices. 

To continue to fund the mandated RiverRenew program, AlexRenew will implement a new sewer rate adjustment beginning July 1, 2024. The average monthly residential bill is estimated to increase by approximately $2.70 based on the consumption of 4,000 gallons of water per month and represents a 5.1 percent increase. 

The RiverRenew program includes a wastewater tunnel that will capture millions of gallons of combined sewage from four existing outfalls each year and transport them to AlexRenew for treatment. The project has achieved several milestones, including the completion of the Waterfront Tunnel in April 2024, and a new interceptor pipe along Hooffs Run. RiverRenew crews are currently working on construction of multiple diversion facilities, pumping stations, and additional infrastructure on AlexRenew’s treatment plant. Construction will be completed in 2026.

AlexRenew also adopted changes to its Rates, Rules, and Regulations, including the way it calculates the utility’s Winter Quarter Average, a billing cap used to ensure customers are billed for indoor water use only - meaning water that is used at home and makes its way to AlexRenew’s wastewater treatment plant. Qualified customers will be billed from March through November using their actual water use or Winter Quarter Average, whichever is lower. 

About RiverRenew

The $615 million RiverRenew program is the largest infrastructure project in Alexandria’s history and will prevent millions of gallons of combined sewage from polluting the Potomac River, Hunting Creek, and Hooffs Run each year. This will create safer, cleaner, healthier waterways for the community, wildlife, and future generations. Implementation of this historic program is a direct extension of AlexRenew’s vital mission to manage wastewater and keep the community healthy through healthier waterways.

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Check out our Customer Center, including Common Questions, for additional information and learn more about RiverRenew at If you do not see your question addressed there, please contact us directly at or 703-721-3500.

Click the links below for information on AlexRenew’s previous rate adjustments:

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