WSSC Commissioners Approve Nearly $12 Million to Improve Water Service and Reliability in Prince George’s County

Work Supports Planned Growth and Economic Development

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel, Md. – October 18, 2017 – WSSC commissioners today approved three construction contracts totaling nearly $12 million to enhance reliability and service to customers in Prince George’s County. These contracts highlight WSSC’s clean water mission by replacing aging water mains in Glenn Dale and Largo and installing a new elevated water storage tank in Brandywine to support planned growth and economic development in this area of southern Prince George’s County.

“These three projects will help us better meet the needs of current and future WSSC customers,” said WSSC General Manager and CEO Carla A. Reid. “Not only will these projects help to replace old water mains, work will support businesses and jobs in this region.”

The approved contracts include:

Hillmeade Road Transmission Water Main – $2.5 Million

  • WSSC will install 1.4 miles of new 24-inch water main underneath Hillmeade Road in Glenn Dale. The project is scheduled to start in winter 2017 and should be complete by summer 2019, weather permitting. 

Greenwood Manor Park Water Main Replacement - $2.5 Million

  • WSSC will replace 2.9 miles of 60- to 70-year-old water mains in Largo. The project is expected to begin in late fall 2017 and should be complete by summer 2019, weather permitting.

Brandywine Elevated Water Storage Facility - $6.6 Million

  • WSSC will build a new two million-gallon elevated water storage facility in Brandywine. The project will help meet current and future water demand in southern Prince George’s County. Construction of the facility is expected to begin in early 2018 and should be complete by summer 2019, weather permitting.

Each project will involve heavy equipment, digging, dust, noise, and possible brief water service interruptions to customers. WSSC will work to minimize disruptions and inconvenience and will engage in extensive public outreach to keep customers informed throughout these projects.

Over the next six years (FY 2018 – FY 2023), WSSC will invest nearly $2 billion to upgrade water and wastewater infrastructure. Approximately 40 percent of WSSC’s water and sewer mains are more than 50 years old.

Follow WSSC on Twitter @WSSCWaterNews and/or Facebook at WSSCWater for updates on major construction and customer-specific information. For water or sewer emergencies, customers should call 301-206-4002.

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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