WSSC Commissioners Approve More Than $130 Million to Repair and Replace Aging Infrastructure

Projects Protect Public Health and Improve Service

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel, Md. – February 21, 2018 – WSSC Commissioners today approved multiple contracts totaling more than $130 million to repair and replace aging water and sewer infrastructure throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties at their monthly meeting.

The projects include: 

  • Sewer replacement and rehabilitation: $120 million to repair and replace sewer mains across Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The three-year contract will help enhance a wastewater collection system that protects public health by returning clean water to the environment. Work is expected to begin this spring. This project is funded through a combination of Maryland Department of the Environment Low-Interest State Revolving Loans and through Bay Restoration Funds
     
  • Water pumping station upgrade: $12.7 million to build a second water pumping station in northern Montgomery County to enhance reliability to customers. The project is estimated to begin next month and be complete in spring 2020, weather permitting.
     
  • Muirkirk Road water main replacement: $1.8 million to replace approximately 1.08 miles of water mains in Beltsville. Work is anticipated to begin this spring and is expected to be complete in spring 2019, weather permitting.

“These projects will protect the environment and public health by repairing and replacing aging sewer infrastructure,” said WSSC General Manager and CEO Carla A. Reid. “Today’s approval also will allow us to improve our extensive water distribution system - through new pipes and pumps - continuing our century of providing customers with safe, clean drinking water.”

The complete list of projects reviewed and approved can be found on the Commission page

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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