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How Is a Tunnel Built?

Look inside a similar state-of-the-art machine that RiverRenew will use to construct its tunnel system.

How Is a Tunnel Built?

July 19, 2019

Look inside a similar state-of-the-art machine that RiverRenew will use to construct its tunnel system.

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Boring Activities Planned for Robinson Terminal North

July 1, 2019

RiverRenew will be collecting soil samples and environmental data at Robinson Terminal North over the next several weeks.

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Environmental Assessment for RiverRenew Released for Public Review

June 18, 2019

Community Listening Sessions to discuss the Environmental Assessment were held June 24, 26 and 27.

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River Boring Activities Expected to Begin Soon

April 8, 2019

RiverRenew will be collecting soil samples in the Potomac River over the next several weeks.

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Have You Seen Our E-Newsletter?

March 14, 2019

Introducing The River Renewer – RiverRenew’s e-newsletter! Read the first edition and sign up to receive email updates. 

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Map showing tunnels in Alexandria

Unveiling NEW Names for the RiverRenew Tunnel System!

February 20, 2019

RiverRenew and the City of Alexandria are excited to reveal the selected names for the two major components of the tunnel system.

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Map showing tunnels in Alexandria

Naming the Tunnels

February 1, 2019

RiverRenew and the City of Alexandria are currently selecting names for Tunnel 1 and Tunnel 2 from a short list of community submissions.

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RiverRenew Stakeholder Advisory Group

January 30, 2019

Alexandria Renew Enterprises and the City of Alexandria are proud to announce the establishment of the RiverRenew Stakeholder Advisory Group.

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Sound Level Studies

January 25, 2019

RiverRenew will be conducting sound level studies throughout Alexandria over the next few months.

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Testing Our Diversion Facilities

November 30, 2018

RiverRenew is working with the University of Iowa to model and test the diversion facilities that will capture flows from Alexandria’s combined sewer outfalls.

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In the News

From Sewage Dump To Beach: Washington’s Rivers May Be Safe To Swim Within 5 Years
WAMU 88.5

RiverRenew Pushes Forward with 2025 Deadline
Alexandria Gazette Packet

Locations picked for Alexandria sewage tunnels
WTOP News

Environmental Study Shows Impact Of Alexandria's Sewer System Fix
Old Town Patch

Alexandria’s New Sewer Plan Assessment Released for Public Review
The Zebra

Environmental Assessment for RiverRenew Released for Public Review

Your Views: We’re all investors in Alexandria’s waterways
Alexandria Times

Opinion: Commentary: Investing in Clean Waterways and Public Health
Alexandria Gazette Packet

Virginia General Assembly approves funding for combined sewer outfall remediation
Alexandria Times

City of Alexandria and AlexRenew Announce State Funding for Combined Sewer Outfall Remediation
City of Alexandria

Project to Keep Sewage Out Of Potomac Gets Funding From Virginia
WAMU 88.5

State likely to provide $25 million to massive Alexandria sewer project
The Washington Post

"Alexandria tunneling its way out of sewage overflow problems"
Bay Journal

“After Decades Of Polluting Potomac, Alexandria Plans New Sewage Tunnel”
WAMU 88.5

“Alexandria’s Combined Sewer System Remediation Plan Gets a New Name”

“AlexRenew names outfalls remediation effort, plans community meetings”
Alexandria Times

“AlexRenew promotes clean waterways”
LocalDVM.com

“Virginia regulators approve Alexandria sewer repair plan
The Washington Post

“Alexandria takes a major step to remediate its sewer system to promote healthier waterways”
AlexandriaNews.org

“Alexandria sewage tunnel plan approved”
WTOP News

“DEQ signs off on city’s outfalls remediation plan”
Alexandria Times

Wet Weather Program Featured in State-By-State News
USA Today

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