WSSC Water Again Meets or Beats All Standards

Water Quality Report Available Online

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – April 1, 2013: The WSSC 2012 Water Quality Report keeps the record going. WSSC drinking water has always met or exceeded the standards for safety and quality as set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With the release today of WSSC's 2012 Water Quality Report, that record is intact.

“The Water Quality Report is our report card for the year and we're very proud of our record of consistent quality," said WSSC General Manager/CEO Jerry N. Johnson. "It is proof once again of our continuing commitment of everyone at WSSC to provide safe and reliable water to the residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.”

Water quality is guaranteed by rigorous year-round laboratory tests that analyze water for almost 200 substances before it leaves our treatment plants and at more than 100 locations in our distribution system in communities throughout Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.

The high quality water is the same, but what’s different is that, for the first time, we’re using electronic delivery as our primary method of distribution instead of printing more than 430,000 copies of the report to send to our customers. New regulations issued earlier this year allow for electronic distribution of the Water Quality Report and WSSC is among the first utilities to do so.

As part of WSSC's e-delivery, the Water Quality Report is now accompanied by videos as part of the online publication to help explain the report's contents. Said Johnson, "This is another example of our continuing effort to use the latest technology in all aspects of WSSC, whether for e-delivery of bills to customers, use of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar or for Ultra-Violet technology to disinfect water. This is the only way to go."

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

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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