What happens to the material that’s removed from the dirty water?

  • We use part of the cleaned water to help operate our equipment. In 2018, we used 1.5 billion gallons of reclaimed water. In the future, we will provide reclaimed water to qualified industrial customers.
  • Energy is generated through gas that is produced during the water treatment process, and we use this gas to operate our facilities. Last year, 95% of the methane gas we produced was captured and reused.
  • AlexRenew enriches the land by providing biosolids—a safe, natural alternative to chemical fertilizers. In 2018, we provided 5,500 tons of soil amendment to 50 Virginia farms in 18 counties.