WSSC to Hold Fourth Special Meeting 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 11, 2017: Continuing WSSC’s open and transparent efforts to establish a new rate structure, WSSC commissioners will convene their fourth special meeting on Wednesday, September 13, 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.

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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