***MEDIA ADVISORY*** WSSC To Hold Public Hearings On Proposed Fiscal Years 2014 – 2019 Capital Improvements Program

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – September 11, 2012: The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) will conduct the two public hearings on its proposed Fiscal Years 2014 – 2019 Capital Improvements Program. The first will be on Wednesday in Rockville and the second will be on Thursday in Largo.

WHAT:
FY ’14 capital expenditures are estimated at $642.3 million, which represents an increase of approximately $78.2 million from the approved funding level for FY’ 13. The primary reason for the increase is due to the significant increase in the Trunk Sewer Reconstruction project in order to meet the requirements of the Consent Decree. The increase was partially offset by the projected decreases in the Enhanced Nutrient Removal projects and the Blue Plains WWTP Digester projects as they move through construction.

WHEN:
:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WHERE:
Stella B. Werner Building
7th Floor Hearing Room
100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD

WHEN:
7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2012

WHERE:
RMS Building, Room 308
1400 McCormick Drive
Largo, Maryland

People who want to speak at the hearings should call the WSSC Budget Group at (301) 206-8110 to be placed on the list of speakers in advance of the hearings.

Persons unable to attend the hearings who have comments for consideration should submit them in writing by noon on September 24, 2012, to the WSSC Budget Group at 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, Maryland 20707, or email comments to budgetgroup@wsscwater.com.

The 2014-2019 CIP documents may be viewed here.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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