E-Delivery of Water Quality Report

New Report Available April 1, 2013

| News Release

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – March 28, 2013: The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) will be using “e-delivery” as the primary means of distributing its annual Water Quality Report this year. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has given utilities the electronic option this year, and WSSC will be one of the “early adopters” among the large water utilities. We have been reaching out to customers to let them know the report will be available online beginning April 1. Customers are being notified in their quarterly bills, through ads in local newspapers, and online at wsscwater.com, Facebook and Twitter.

"Our Water Quality Report is how we validate and confirm our mission and our commitment to our customers to provide them with safe and reliable water, which is life's most precious resource," said WSSC General Manager/CEO Jerry N. Johnson. "And when the 2012 report is released next week, it will once again show we have fulfilled that commitment and maintained our record of never having a drinking water violation. We applaud the EPA for allowing the water industry to modernize and keep step with communication technology of our times. And WSSC is proud to be among the first to act on the new EPA option ."

This is the “official” notification people will see on their paper bills, as well as those who pay their bills electronically:

Your 2012 WSSC Water Quality Report
is now available! Please go to
http://www.wsscwater.com/2012wqr
to view it and learn more about the
source and quality of your WSSC
drinking water. If you would like a
paper copy of this report mailed to
your home, please call 301-206-8100.

In addition to the report, WSSC will provide short videos explaining more about the report and what consumers need to understand about the substances and numbers in it.

While most customers should be able to receive the report electronically, WSSC will provide a paper copy to those that request one by calling 301-206-8100.

E-delivery will make it easier for more people to read the report and we won’t have to print more than 400,000 copies for distribution. That will save a lot of trees.

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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