Not Your Ordinary Weekend Open House! WSSC Opens Doors to Neighbors at its Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant in Montgomery County

Earth Day Open House Showcases WSSC’s Community Outreach Efforts and Highlights Crucial Environmental Protection Process

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAUREL, Md. – April 20, 2017: Some people think about it, while others would rather not. But if you’ve ever wondered what happens to all the water that leaves your home after the dishes are done and the toilet is flushed… now is your chance to find out.

In recognition of Earth Day and their commitment to community outreach, WSSC is opening its doors at the Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant in Germantown this Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Neighbors and interested parties will receive a full tour of the facility and learn how WSSC protects the earth by returning clean water to the environment.

What:     Free Wastewater Treatment Plant Open House

Where:  Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant

              12600 Great Seneca Highway, Germantown, MD 20874

When:  Saturday, April 22, 2017

            10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

BACKGROUND:

WSSC operates and maintains six wastewater treatment plants: Seneca, Damascus, Parkway, Hyattstown, Western Branch and Piscataway. Together, these plants treat 89 million gallons of wastewater per day. The remainder of the wastewater from WSSC’s service area is treated at the Blue Plains wastewater treatment plant in Washington, D.C.

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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