Montgomery and Prince George’s County Councils to Hold Annual Bi-County Meeting Today at WSSC Headquarters

Councilmembers to review WSSC’s FY17 Budget

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – May 12, 2016 – Montgomery and Prince George’s County councils will meet today to review the FY17 budgets for three bi-county agencies at WSSC headquarters. The elected officials meet annually to review the operating and capital budgets for WSSC, along with two other bi-county agencies (Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.)

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m., and a live stream is available from your desktop computer and most mobile devices directly from WSSC’s website.

WSSC’s budget focuses on the continued rehabilitation of water and sewer pipeline miles throughout WSSC’s system. It includes a 3 percent increase to water/sewer usage rates and the full phase-in of the Commission’s Infrastructure Investment Fee, which will add $6 per quarter to the Ready-to-Serve charge. The 3 percent rate increase combined with the change to the Infrastructure Investment Fee will add $3.28 per month to the bill of a customer using 145 gallons per day. 

WSSC’s FY17 budget will take effect July 1, 2016.

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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