WSSC Commissioners to Vote on a $2.5 Million Agreement with SMECO at Monthly Meeting

Agreement Necessary for Innovative Bio-Energy Project

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Meeting Open to Public and Livestreamed  

Laurel, Md. – October 16, 2018 – WSSC Commissioners are scheduled to vote to approve an agreement with Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) to design and build an interconnection with WSSC’s Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility. The vote is scheduled to take place tomorrow as part of the Commissioners’ monthly meeting held at WSSC’s headquarters in Laurel. The meeting, which starts at 10 a.m., is open to the public and available via livestream directly from WSSC’s website.

Included in the agreement is a $2.5 million payment to SMECO to design and build the interconnection, which is necessary to meet the energy needs of WSSC’s Piscataway Bio-Energy Facility. The innovative bio-energy project will transform sewage into renewable fuel and reduce WSSC’s greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent.

As part of WSSC’s commitment to public engagement and transparency, the live broadcast allows viewers to observe agency business, including the review of contracts, policies and a monthly synopsis of WSSC’s operations. The complete agenda, including links to each presentation, can be found on WSSC’s website.

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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