WSSC FY18 Preliminary Proposed Budget Available for Public Review
Customers Can Submit Comments and Attend Upcoming Public Hearings
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 wsscwater.com/fin for customers to review in advance of the upcoming public hearings in February. Written comments can be submitted electronically to BudgetGroup@wsscwater.com, 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.
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.