WSSC Commissioners to Vote on Contracts Totaling More Than $130 Million at Monthly Meeting

Approval of Contracts Will Protect Public Health and Improve Service by Replacing Aging Water and Sewer Infrastructure

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Meeting Also Includes Vote to Transmit FY 2019 Proposed Budget to Counties

Laurel, Md. – February 21, 2018 – WSSC Commissioners are expected to vote to approve 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 today at WSSC’s headquarters in Laurel. Details of the contracts going before the Commission can be found on today’s meeting agenda here. The meeting starts at 10 a.m., is open to the public and will be livestreamed on WSSC’s website.

WSSC Commissioners are also expected to vote to transmit the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 proposed $1.4 billion operating and capital budget to Montgomery and Prince George’s County officials. The FY19 proposed budget includes $656.3 million in capital and $781.6 million in operating expenditures. The proposed budget calls for a combined 4.5 percent increase in water and sewer rates, resulting in an additional $6.09 per quarter to the average residential customer bill. The increase will allow continued investments in WSSC’s Capital Improvements Program in order to repair and replace aging infrastructure and support ongoing customer service enhancements.

The complete agenda, including links to presentations, can be found on WSSC’s monthly Commission meeting 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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