WSSC Reacts to 2017 ASCE Report Card on America’s Infrastructure

WSSC’s Six-Year Budget: $1.9 Billion to Replace/Rehab Buried Assets

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Availability with WSSC GM/CEO Carla Reid

Laurel – March 8, 2017 – As the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases their 2017 Infrastructure Report Card tomorrow, WSSC knows all too well the consequences of aging infrastructure. One month after a 52-year-old sewer main broke at the Piscataway Wastewater Treatment Plant in Accokeek, WSSC is wrapping up repairs that will total approximately $1 million. The Piscataway break is a local example of a growing national issue – the nation’s infrastructure is aging and the cost to repair and replace our infrastructure is increasing.

WSSC General Manager/CEO Carla A. Reid will be available for interviews to discuss the 2017 ASCE report card and share a status update on WSSC’s infrastructure needs, including the latest on the repairs to the broken sewer main at the Piscataway Wastewater Treatment Plant.

WHAT:            WSSC’s reaction to the ASCE 2017 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

WHO:             WSSC General Manager/CEO Carla A. Reid

WHERE:         WSSC’s Patuxent Water Filtration Plan, 6101 Sandy Spring Road (Rt. 198), Laurel, MD 20707
Corner of Sandy Spring and Sweitzer Lane, Enter on Rt 198 side of the plant. The gate is along the EB lane just west of Sweitzer Lane.                 

WHEN:           Thursday, March 9, 2017, 11:45 a.m.​

ADD. INFO:    Every four years, ASCE releases a report card that receives national attention. In 2013, ASCE labeled the country’s water and wastewater systems as “poor” giving each a “D.”

Editor’s Note: This is a convenient, very visual location where construction is underway to complete a $42 million upgrade to the Patuxent Water Filtration Plant. 

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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