WSSC Holds Second Public Hearing Tonight on $2 Billion Proposed Capital Improvements Program

Six-Year Program Focuses on Replacing Aging Infrastructure and Supporting Economic Development

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tonight’s Meetings will be Livestreamed

LAUREL, Md. – September 6, 2017: WSSC is hosting the second of two public hearings tonight to provide customers and interested stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the proposed six-year (Fiscal Year 2019-2024) Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The $2 billion plan will enable WSSC to continue its mission of delivering safe, clean water to 1.8 million residents in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties by replacing aging infrastructure. Investment in water/wastewater projects also supports economic development and creates jobs in both counties. Tonight’s meeting will be livestreamed on WSSC’s Facebook page.

Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Stella B. Werner Office Building
3rd Floor Hearing Room
100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Md.

Highlights in the proposed CIP include:

  • $321.5 million in FY 2019 to replace aging water and sewer mains
  • $232.9 million for the engineering, design and construction of a state-of-the-art Bio-Energy project at the Piscataway Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • $38.2 million to replace a large water main under Branch Avenue in the Clinton area of Prince George’s County
  • $12.4 million to replace all 32 filters at the Potomac Water Filtration Plant
  • $8.5 million to finish upgrades to the Duckett dam and begin work on the Brighton dam
  • $1 million to complete upgrades to the Patuxent Water Filtration Plant ($64 million total)

Please contact WSSC’s Budget Group at 301-206-8110 if you require any accommodations under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or if you are interested in speaking at the hearings. Those unable to attend who have comments for consideration should submit them in writing to budgetgroup@wsscwater.com by September 18, 2017. A copy of the proposed FY 2019-2024 CIP can be found here.

NOTE: Montgomery County’s Council Office Building has increased security. Visitors will use two entrances with security screening. Visit the county webpage and video for additional information on the new procedures.

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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