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German Mayor Tours Alexandria Renew Enterprises

In an event hosted by Alexandria-based Water Environment Federation and the German Embassy, officials discussed energy efficient ways to aid cities.

A German mayor and a group of government and technical professionals met this week in Old Town to discuss technologies that can be used to generate energy from wastewater.

The event was co-sponsored by the German Embassy and Alexandria-based Water Environment Federation to explore and start a dialogue on the technical, economic and political feasibilities of such an approach. 

Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille welcomed fellow mayor of the City of Bottrop, Germany, Bernd Tischler, and guests from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Environmental Protection Agency, the German Embassy and Alexandria Renew Enterprises—

Attendees toured AlexRenew’s award winning water-cleaning facility and learned about efforts underway to meet new environmental standards and its transformation into a resource reclamation center.

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