One Water Partnership
Initiated in 2018, One Water Alexandria is a partnership between the three water entities that serve the City of Alexandria: Virginia American Water, who provides drinking water; the City of Alexandria, who owns the sanitary and storm sewer infrastructure; and Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew), who owns the water resource recovery facility, interceptors, pump stations, and combined sewer outfalls. RiverRenew is the program owned and implemented by AlexRenew, with support from the City of Alexandria, to reduce combined sewer system overflows in Old Town, Alexandria.
Water Discovery Days
Alexandria’s three water system partners – the City of Alexandria, AlexRenew and Virginia American Water – hosted the fifth annual Water Discovery Days from September 26 through October 2. Even if you missed the event, you can still browse the virtual educational sessions and activities available online. Stay tuned for information on Water Discovery Days 2022!
In September 2020, the One Water partnership celebrated Water Discovery Day by hosting a week-long virtual event which included several educational videos related to water resources in the City of Alexandria. Links to YouTube videos and descriptions are provided below.
- Virtual Bike Ride
Check out local water features and waterways!
- City of Alexandria Stormwater Management Division - The Scientific Method and Water Absorption
Use household materials to test how absorbent each is. Click here to download the list of materials and instructions.
- Urban Alliance - Pump Station Demonstration
Use household materials to create a model of how water moves in a pressure system works, like a pump station.
- Virginia American Water - The Amazing Journey of Water
Make a fun water cycle bracelet with beads and a pipe cleaner.
- Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation - Tracing Hume Spring
Explore Alexandria by foot and trace Hume Spring until it meets Four Mile Run.
- Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia - Small Trees Make Big Canopies
Master Gardeners describe their efforts to plant native saplings all around our community so we can restore our region's tree canopy. Click here to sign up for a free tree!