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(GMU), is conducting an ecological study of Hunting Creek, a tributary to the Potomac River. The goal of 
the study is to provide trend analysis of the ecosystems receiving clean water from our facilities.  

AlexRenew, in collaboration with Earth Sangha, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, and Audubon at 
Home, created an urban wildlife habitat on our campus with 900 native plants. The habitat beautifies 
the AlexRenew campus, showcases native plants, and will be an outdoor classroom for community 
groups. AlexRenew’s mascot, Moxie, is a nitrogen-eating hero and STEAM (Science, Technology, 
Engineering, Arts, Math) ambassador who teaches children about the value of water. We have 
developed a variety of Moxie materials, including a moxie workbook, costume, and photo booth, 
focused on our K-8 audience. 

In 2015, AlexRenew launched a redesigned website that makes it easier for customers to pay their bill 
and engage with us online. Website visitors can learn about what we do, and request a tour to learn 
more. We keep the site updated weekly with articles about our Team, projects, and more.  AlexRenew is 
active on Twitter, with more than 2,000 followers, and on Facebook, with nearly 1,800 likes. Social 
media provides the opportunity to engage with our community in a two-way dialogue. We feature our 
team, our process, and the significant role of the wastewater sector in protecting public health and the 
environment.   

Performance Measures & Results 

Partnership – City of Alexandria AlexRenew has an active partnership with the City of Alexandria in 
development of their long term control plan update (for wet weather).  Various studies have been 
executed to model and evaluate the collection system and responses to wet weather.  AlexRenew also 
supports City events including Earth Day, with a large booth, a seat on the steering community, and the 
Ellen Pickering Award for Environmental Excellence. Partnership – Carlyle Plaza Partners (CP2)  

AlexRenew also has an ongoing partnership with CP2, which includes not only development of the West 
Plant Site but also considers use of reclaimed water and other AlexRenew Products. Partnership Awards 
Received NACWA NEAA 2016 Utility of the Future Award, recognizing partnership with the City of 
Alexandria and Carlyle Plaza Partners to develop the West Plant Site.  

Communications/Media: AlexRenew is active on Twitter, with more than 2,000 followers, and on 
Facebook, with nearly 1,800 likes.  AlexRenew maintains a robust website, and issues routine 
newsletters and press releases.   

Monthly bill inserts are also used to inform customers of upcoming events that will affect them, as well 
as water stewardship tips, and major milestones/accomplishments achieved. Recovered Green Space 
Provision of the Limerick Athletic field as part of a recent plant expansion, directly on top of process 
tankage, not only recovered a historic landfill site but also provides a full-size athletic field for the 
community for multi-sport use.  

AlexRenew also recently, in partnership with three Alexandria-area organizations, planted an urban 
wildlife habitat on its campus in May 2016 with 1000 native plants. Volunteers from Cooperative 
Extension, Audubon at Home, and Earth Sangha worked side by side with AlexRenew volunteers to plan 
and plant the habitat.