Public Meetings on Watershed Study

WSSC Seeks Stakeholder Input on Current/Future Uses

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – June 5, 2012: EA Engineering, Science and Technology is conducting an independent study of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) watershed and is holding two public information meetings. WSSC maintains the Rocky Gorge and Triadelphia reservoirs as well as approximately 5600 acres surrounding them that make up the WSSC watershed. The reservoirs are the primary source of drinking water for about 30% of WSSC’s customers in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.

At the meetings, EA will present a brief overview of the study and then listen to comments and suggestions from stakeholders about how the watershed is currently being utilized or in the future. Stakeholders include but are not limited to boaters, fishermen, bird watchers, horseback riders, hunters, and those who live and work in the immediate vicinity.

These comments, along with EA’s final report, will assist WSSC in updating its watershed policies.

Please read the current regulations.

 
Choose a date and location convenient to you:

ROCKY GORGE:

Monday, June 18, 2012 from 7-9 pm
Laurel Library
507 7th Street
Laurel, MD

TRIADELPHIA:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 7-9 pm
Izaak Walton League Wildlife Achievement Chapter
26430 Mullinix Mill Road
Mt. Airy, MD

You may comment on either watershed at either meeting, but please sign up to speak at only one meeting.

In order to allow as many people as possible to express their opinions, comments will be limited to five minutes. A summary of the meeting will be developed and posted on WSSC’s website.

To sign up to speak, please contact Ms. Tracy Eberhard at teberhard@eaest.com or call her at 410-771-4950 and indicate which meeting you plan to attend and which organization (if any) you represent. You also can sign up to speak at the meeting.

We will receive written comments through July 19, 2012. Please email them to teberhard@eaest.com or send them to:

Patuxent Watershed Study
c/o EA Engineering, Science and Technology
15 Loveton Circle
Sparks, Md. 21152

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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