WSSC To Comply With Maryland Prevailing Wage Statute

Effective October 1, 2013

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Laurel – September 20, 2013: The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has announced steps to comply with the provisions of the Maryland Prevailing Wage Statute (“Statute”) beginning October 1, 2013, per legislation passed in March, 2013 and subsequently signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley.

The Statute was originally adopted in 1988 and did not include WSSC in its scope. It requires Contractors and Subcontractors working on certain “public work” contracts to pay workers and apprentices at least the prevailing wage rates determined by Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR).

The provisions apply to WSSC “public work” contracts of $500,000 or more and require WSSC Contractors and Subcontractors to pay workers and apprentices at least the prescribed wage and overtime rates that are attached to and/or referenced in their WSSC contracts. Nearly all of WSSC’s construction contracts, as well as some service contracts such as the painting of water towers and maintenance and repair contracts fall under the Statute.

For details on how contracting obligations may change, visit the WSSC website at Maryland Prevailing Wage . You can also visit or contact the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation directly at (410) 767-2342 or

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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