Alexandria Receives State Approval to Proceed with Long Overdue Stormwater and Sewer System Upgrades

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The Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has signed off on Alexandria’s plan to reduce stormwater and sewer outfalls flowing into the Potomac River, a major coup for PRKN.  The plan will reduce pollution by more than 95 percent.  When this plan is implemented, the raw sewage that has been flowing into the Potomac River for over a hundred years will largely be a thing of the past.   This is good for the river, good for the citizens of Alexandria, and good for the city’s prospects of re-developing its waterfront.

Read the release here.