WSSC to Host Second Public Hearing Tonight at WSSC Headquarters on Proposed New Rate Structures

Public Invited to Attend and Provide Comments

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

All Hearings Livestreamed

LAUREL, Md. – October 18, 2017: WSSC will host the second of three public hearings tonight 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

WSSC Headquarters
Wednesday, October 18
7:30 p.m.

WSSC
Lobby Auditorium
14501 Sweitzer Lane
Laurel, Maryland 20707

Montgomery County
Thursday, October 19
7:30 p.m.

Stella B. Werner Office Building
3rd Floor Hearing Room
100 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, Maryland 20850

 

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 website tonight and via WSSC’s Facebook page tomorrow night.

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

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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