MEDIA ADVISORY: WSSC Hosts Additional Public Meetings on New Rate Structure

Four Meetings Added in June to Ensure Strong Public Participation - All Meetings Livestreamed

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LAUREL, Md. – June 1, 2017: WSSC is engaging in an extensive public outreach campaign to ensure customers are fully aware of plans to implement a new rate structure, which is scheduled to be adopted in June 2018. A key component of the outreach efforts is a series of public meetings to help inform WSSC customers on the rate structures under consideration and the impact these options have on their water and sewer bill. WSSC held three public meetings in May and has planned four additional meetings in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties starting Monday, June 5 in Rockville.

WSSC is hosting the second round of rate structure informational meetings, which will include a presentation on the options under consideration and time to answer questions. The same information will be shared at each meeting. The complete schedule of all meetings can be found at


June 5, 2017, 7:30 PM

Montgomery County  
Stella B. Werner Building
3rd Floor Hearing Room
100 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850


June 6, 2017, 7:30 PM

Prince George's County 
Prince George's Community College 
Largo Student Center
Rooms A, B & C
301 Largo Road (MD 202)
Largo, MD 20774
(Park in Lot B)


June 19, 2017, 7:30 PM

Montgomery County 
Stella B. Werner Building
3rd Floor Hearing Room
100 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850


June 20, 2017, 7:30 PM

Prince George's County 
14501 Sweitzer Lane
Laurel, MD 20707










The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) recently ordered WSSC to develop a new rate structure. The PSC ruled that WSSC’s current 16-tier rate structure is unduly preferential to low-usage customers. Since last summer, WSSC has been actively engaged in a transparent rate structure study involving input from customers, stakeholders and county government representatives. WSSC’s current rate structure was adopted 25 years ago and good management practice dictates periodic review of rate structure alternatives. The new rate structure is intended to better align operational and capital costs with rates. Additionally, a new rate structure will provide a more predictable revenue stream to pay for infrastructure improvements. With more than a third of WSSC water mains more than 50 years old, replacing aging infrastructure is key to WSSC’s mission to deliver safe, clean water.


All meetings will be livestreamed either on WSSC’s Facebook page or via WSSC’s website. For more information on the rate study, and to view video recordings from the May meetings, please visit: Those unable to attend the meetings can watch via livestream and provide comments to: WSSC videos promoting the upcoming meetings can be found on the WSSC YouTube Channel (English and Spanish)

WSSC Water is the proud provider of safe, seamless and satisfying water services, making the essential possible every day for our neighbors in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. We work to deliver our best because it’s what our customers expect and deserve.

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