***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Community Meeting Tonight

Public to Comment on Draft Watershed Use Regulations

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – January 24, 2013: The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has drafted new watershed use regulations and will receive comments tonight from the public. The draft regulations follow several public and private meetings with stakeholders as well as a study of WSSC’s portion of the Patuxent watershed by EA Engineering.

These regulations are designed to protect the watershed surrounding the Rocky Gorge and Triadelphia reservoirs which serve as source drinking water for more than half a million WSSC customers.

WHAT: Public comments about changes to the watershed use regulations.
WHEN: Tonight, January 24, 2013 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE:

WSSC Auditorium, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, Md. 20707

Comments from tonight’s meeting, along with written comments submitted by mail and email, will be used to finalize regulations that will become effective in early March.

Please contact the Communications Office at (301) 206-8100 to arrange coverage of any of these events or to find out more about the WSSC watershed.

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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