WSSC Commissioners Vote to Transmit FY 2019 Preliminary Proposed Budget for February Public Hearings at Monthly Meeting

Monthly Meeting Also Includes Approval of Water and Sewer Projects and Memorandum of Understanding with Montgomery County

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel, Md. – December 19, 2017 – WSSC Commissioners are expected to vote to transmit the preliminary proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 $1.483 billion operating and capital budget for public hearings at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 20 at WSSC’s headquarters in Laurel. WSSC’s monthly Commission meeting starts at 10 a.m. and is open to the public and will be livestreamed on WSSC’s website.

The FY19 preliminary proposed budget includes $700 million in capital and $782.5 million in operating expenditures. A 5.0 percent average increase in water and sewer rates is required to fund the budget. The two February public hearings will provide opportunities for members of the public to review and provide comments on the preliminary proposed budget. Highlights of the budget can be found here.

The agenda also includes approval of more than $20 million in new and ongoing infrastructure improvement construction contracts, including a water main replacement project in College Heights in Prince George’s County. This two-year project is tentatively scheduled to begin in spring 2018 and be complete by spring 2020, weather permitting. 

WSSC Commissioners also will vote to approve a Memorandum of Understanding to provide Montgomery County with a $2.533 million grant to cover water and sewer work.

The complete agenda, including links to presentations, can be found on WSSC’s website.

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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