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 2016, we used 1.4 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, we used 92% of the 152 million cubic feet of gas it produced as an energy source.
  • AlexRenew enriches the land by providing biosolids—a safe, natural alternative to chemical fertilizers. Last year, we provided 21,300 wet tons to Virginia farmers in 15 counties.