Think about all the ways you use water every day — from showering to washing the dishes. That water goes down the drain, carrying with it food scraps, soap, toothpaste, human waste, and other pollutants that don’t belong in rivers and streams. At our state-of-the-art facility, we transform your wastewater so that when we return it to the Potomac River, it’s cleaner than the water already there.

Summer is here, but learning never stops! It’s a great time of year for young learners to experiment with water. Our water-cleaning, nitrogen-eating mascot Moxie is here to show you that when water meets science and engineering, the result is awesome! In Part I of Moxie’s Summer of Water Science, our mascot has a few fun experiments for kids and parents to try together with materials commonly found around the house.

Moxie is Alexandria’s water-cleaning, nitrogen-eating hero! She has a passion for protecting clean water, and she loves STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art, and math. This summer, Moxie wants you to get excited about inventing, exploring watery worlds, and learning all about clean water. That’s why her summer reading list is packed with children’s books that feature water and celebrate discovery.

Cindy has worked at AlexRenew for 25 years. During that time, she has worked on the buildings and grounds crew and for maintenance, but her true calling is operations. Now an Operator Technician, Cindy is part of a team of people who monitor and manage the mechanical, biological, and chemical processes that we use to clean dirty water. 

The Chesapeake Bay watershed is rich with history and natural beauty. Now that summer is here, it's time to get out and enjoy all the Bay area has to offer! Put your problem-solving skills to the test with our Chesapeake Riddle Challenge — a series of puzzles and riddles with fun facts and things to do around the Bay.