WSSC FY18 Preliminary Proposed Budget Available for Public Review

Customers Can Submit Comments and Attend Upcoming Public Hearings

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LAUREL, MD – January 26, 2017: WSSC has published its Preliminary Proposed FY18 Operating and Capital Budget of $1.4 billion. The proposed budget reflects WSSC’s continued commitment to its mission to provide safe and reliable water and return clean water back to the environment, all in an ethical, sustainable and financially responsible manner.

This year’s budget is 0.8 percent or $10.8 million more than the FY17 Approved Budget and includes a combined 3.5 percent average increase in water and sewer rates. The proposed increase meets the allowable increase in the Spending Affordability Guidelines approved by Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Even with the proposed increase, WSSC rates will continue to be favorable when compared to comparable water and sewer utilities. The rate increase will add approximately $1.46 per month to the bill of a customer using about 137 gallons per day.

A formal budget document is now available at for customers to review in advance of the upcoming public hearings in February. Written comments can be submitted electronically to, or mailed to Letitia Carolina-Powell, Budget Group Leader at WSSC, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707.

Public hearings on the FY18 Proposed Budget are scheduled in each county as follows, including an inclement weather date:

Montgomery County Prince George’s County Inclement Weather Date
February 1, 2017 February 2, 2017 February 8, 2017
7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Stella B. Werner Building RMS Building WSSC Auditorium
7th Floor Council Hearing Room Room 308 1400 McCormick Drive 14501 Sweitzer Lane
100 Maryland Ave., Rockville 20850 Largo, MD 20774 Laurel, MD 20707










The Proposed Budget will be submitted to the Prince George’s and Montgomery county councils by March 1, 2017.

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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