Restore Our Water
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 a major initiative being undertaken in response to a 2017 Virginia law that was passed to help achieve cleaner, healthier waterways in Alexandria. The project features a new network of deep tunnels and sewers that will connect to four outfalls in Alexandria that currently pollute our waterways on rainy days. The new tunnel system will capture millions of gallons of sewage mixed with rainwater for treatment at AlexRenew, and the cleaned water will be returned to the Potomac River.
What Can You Do?
- Check out local water features and waterways via a Virtual Bike Ride Alexandria’s Water Features
- Participate in a local watershed clean-up:
- Visit a City project that restores our water quality:
- Lake Cook is located along Eisenhower Avenue in Cameron Run Regional Park, adjacent to Great Waves Waterpark. The Lake Cook Stormwater Management Retrofit Project updated the existing fishing pond to a stormwater wet pond. This wet pond acts as a stormwater management facility to help filter pollutants out of the stormwater that enters the pond.
- Ben Brenman Pond, also called Cameron Station Pond, is located in Ben Brenman Park. The Ben Brenman Pond Stormwater Management updated the existing "level 1" stormwater wet pond to a "level 2" stormwater wet pond. This wet pond acts as a stormwater management facility to help filter pollutants out of the stormwater that enters the pond.
- Take a virtual tour with 18 stops that highlight the many types of “best management practices” (BMP) for stormwater pollution removal found throughout City.