WSSC Partners with City of Laurel, The Home Depot to Clean up Patuxent Watershed

Laurel Mayor Moe to Join WSSC and Student Volunteers from Hillman Entrepreneur Program

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – April 16, 2015 – WSSC is getting down to earth on Saturday with a special community event. As part of its ongoing Earth Month activities, WSSC is partnering with The City of Laurel and The Home Depot to clean up a trash-ridden area along the Patuxent River.

Laurel Mayor Craig A. Moe will join with employees from the City of Laurel, The Home Depot and WSSC, as well as a group of Hillman Entrepreneurs Program students from the University of Maryland, Prince George’s Community College and Montgomery County Community College to remove trash and help protect the Patuxent Watershed.

Mayor Moe will welcome the students and kickoff the cleanup event at 9 a.m. As one of WSSC’s partners for the event, the City of Laurel will deploy a team from its Department of Public Works to collect and appropriately dispose of all the trash gathered from the watershed.

NOTE: Due to the large group already confirmed, this cleanup is only open to Hillman Entrepreneur Program students and partner employees. Media are welcome to attend and cover the event.

Partners for this event are the City of Laurel, Laurel Police Department, The Home Depot, Dutch Country Farmer’s Market and Jerry’s Subs and Pizza.

Who:                                       City of Laurel Mayor Craig A. Moe, student volunteers, City of Laurel,

                                                The Home Depot and WSSC employee volunteers.

When:                                     Saturday, April 18, 2015

Where:                                    City of Laurel property along the Patuxent Watershed behind The Home Depot.

                                                210 Fort Meade Road, Laurel, MD 20707

Cleanup Time:                       9:00 a.m. – Noon

In addition to the cleanup, The Home Depot will host mini plumbing and environmental workshops at their Laurel location. At these workshops, which are open to the public, WSSC plumbing technicians will cover basic techniques to reduce water bills, such as identifying water leaks and other common household activities that can inflate water and sewer usage.

Workshops Location:           The Home Depot

                                                210 Fort Meade Road, Laurel, MD 20707

Workshop Times:                 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Open to the Public                10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

                                              11:30 a.m. – Noon

Established in 1918, today WSSC is among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation. We proudly serve the 1.8 million residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, providing life’s most precious resource. WSSC drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards.

 

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