Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew), the wastewater authority serving Alexandria, is proposing a two-year sewer rate increase to help fund its RiverRenew program that will minimize combined sewer overflows into the City’s waterways, and ongoing upgrades at its wastewater treatment facility.
According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, “The rate increase is critical to funding the ongoing construction of the RiverRenew program, scheduled for completion in late 2025. This requires AlexRenew to increase existing wastewater treatment rates by 6.9 percent on July 1, 2021, and by 6.5 percent on July 1, 2022. An average residential customer would see an increase of about $4 per month for each of these increases, or an average increase of about $50 per year.”
As per Alexandria Gazette Packet, “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.”