WSSC to Hold Fourth Special Meeting TODAY to Examine Different Rate Structure Options

Public Invited to Attend and Provide Comment

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAUREL, Md. – September 13, 2017: Continuing WSSC’s open and transparent efforts to establish a new rate structure, WSSC commissioners will convene their fourth special meeting today, at WSSC’s Laurel headquarters starting at 10 a.m.

During the meeting, WSSC commissioners will receive information from local and nationally-renowned experts on different rate structure options, and the impacts these options will have on the average customer’s water/sewer bill. The rate structures being presented reflect WSSC management’s efforts to design different structures that align with the policy considerations commissioners prioritized at previous meetings. Management will brief commissioners on issues related to the implementation of the proposed new rate structures using WSSC’s existing billing system. Additionally, the meeting will include a discussion on water rate affordability and customer assistance programs.

Following expert testimony and discussion, WSSC customers and members of the public will have an opportunity to provide comments.

WSSC’s current rate structure was adopted 25 years ago and good management practice dictates periodic review of rate structure alternatives.

The public rate structure meeting will be livestreamed on WSSC’s website. Those unable to attend the meeting can watch via livestream and provide comments to: BudgetGroup@wsscwater.com. Information on the rate study can be found here: 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.

 

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