Virginia American Water, City of Alexandria and AlexRenew to Host Annual Water Discovery Day on Saturday, September 14

Free family-friendly event brings value of water to life for community members

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (August 22, 2019)  Alexandria’s three water system partners – Virginia American Water, City of Alexandria and Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) – will host the city’s third annual Water Discovery Day on Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Four Mile Run Park, 3700 Commonwealth Avenue in Alexandria. The free event will include a number of exhibitors and will feature food, family-friendly hands-on activities, giveaways, and educational games to inspire a deeper understanding of water, our world’s most precious resource. This is a great opportunity for residents and families to learn how the water system works in Alexandria, and how to support clean water and waterways in our community.

“Fostering a healthy, reliable water system takes a great deal of collaboration and hard work,” said Barry Suits, President, Virginia American Water. “It’s our goal that Water Discovery Day not only illustrates how water is delivered, transported and cleaned throughout Alexandria, but also enriches attendees’ own appreciation for this precious resource.”

Participants in Water Discovery Day can access the event at Four Mile Run Park at the entrance next to Cora Kelly School for Math, Science, and Technology.

Water Discovery Day activities will include:

  • Hands-on water activities by Virginia American Water
  • Tours of AlexRenew’s Four Mile Run Pump Station and its educational fence
  • Touch a Truck with the Alexandria Fire Department (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. only)
  • Sewer Art Gallery
  • Make Your Own Slime
  • Pet Adoption

*Additional activities and event exhibitors will be named prior the event.

“Water impacts virtually everything we do, yet it’s all too easy to take it for granted,” said AlexRenew CEO Karen Pallansch. “Water Discovery Day brings water’s value to life for people of all ages through a number of hands-on activities, giving attendees a better understanding of their role in preserving our local waterways.”

“Alexandria has a rich maritime history and our residents and many new visitors are rediscovering our waterfront,” Yon Lambert, Director, Transportation and Environmental Services, City of Alexandria. “Helping our residents deepen their personal connection to water and how it impacts them is critical as we seek to protect and enhance our waterways.”

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