Media Advisory – Photo Op: WSSC Celebrates a Century of Innovation with Focus on the Future

Region’s Largest Water Utility Hosts Industry Leaders at College Park Symposium

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Federal Funding, Emerging Technologies and Aging Infrastructure to be Discussed

Laurel, Md. – April 30, 2018 – For 100 years, WSSC has provided safe, clean drinking water to the residents of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. In celebration of this historic milestone, WSSC is hosting a regional symposium on Tuesday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The event, A Century of Innovation, takes place on WSSC’s actual 100th birthday and brings together water industry professionals from across the region. Topics to be discussed include emerging technologies, funding challenges, environmental threats such as climate change, alternative water supplies and other regional and national issues. The symposium’s keynote speaker is Adam Krantz, CEO of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA).

“The best minds in the water industry will share research and innovative ideas to help us meet our collective future challenges and continue to provide safe, clean water to our customers,” said WSSC General Manager and CEO Carla A. Reid.

The WSSC Water Symposium will feature the following four-panel discussions:

  1. Smart Water Technology (10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.)
  2. Environmental Stewardship (11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)
  3. Emerging Water Supply Development /Transition from Wastewater Treatment to Resource Recovery (1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
  4. Community Collaboration (2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

The complete agenda can be found at

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a great opportunity to interview leading water utility experts on important issues such as aging infrastructure, federal funding, rates, climate change and new technologies, which impact millions of customers in the DMV.  

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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