WSSC Hosts Public Hearings on Proposed New Rate Structures
Public Invited to Attend and Provide Comment
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
All Hearings Livestreamed
LAUREL, Md. – October 12, 2017: WSSC will hold three public hearings next week to receive comments on the five different rate structure alternatives under consideration. Attendees will learn more about the proposed rate structures and the impact these options have on the average customer’s water/sewer bill. The hearings continue WSSC’s commitment to transparency and follow extensive public outreach efforts this spring and summer, which included 15 public meetings attended by nearly 1,000 WSSC customers.
WHERE & WHEN
Prince George’s County
Monday, October 16 7:30 p.m.
Prince George’s Community College
Wednesday, October 18 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 19 7:30 p.m.
Stella B. Werner Office Building
Customers will have the opportunity to provide a maximum of three minutes of testimony during the public hearings. Attendees interested in speaking are strongly encouraged to register in advance at WSSC’s website (www.wsscwater.com/ratestudy). Those unable to attend can watch via livestream on WSSC’s Facebook page or via WSSC’s website.
Written comments can be submitted until October 31, 2017, to BudgetGroup@wsscwater.com, or mailed to Budget Division Manager, WSSC, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707. Individuals requiring accommodations under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact WSSC at 301-206-8110. Customers with service or billing-related questions should call 301-206-4001.
WSSC’s current rate structure was adopted 25 years ago and good management practice dictates periodic review of rate structure alternatives. WSSC plans to select a new rate structure in June 2018.
For more information on the five proposed rate structures under consideration and to view video recordings from past meetings, visit: www.wsscwater.com/ratestudy.
Established in 1918, today WSSC is among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation. We proudly serve the 1.8 million residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, providing life’s most precious resource. WSSC drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards.