WSSC Commissioners to Vote on First Phase of Transformative Bio-Energy Project at Monthly Meeting

Piscataway Project is the Most Technically Advanced in WSSC History

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Commissioners Meeting Scheduled to Start at 2 p.m. Tomorrow

Laurel, Md. – May 15, 2018 – WSSC Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the first phase of the $250 million Piscataway Bio-Energy Project at their monthly meeting tomorrow at WSSC’s headquarters in Laurel. The meeting will start at 2 p.m., is open to the public and available via livestream directly from WSSC’s website. With approval of the $44 million phase one contract, WSSC will begin design and early construction work this year, including demolition of current buildings at the Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility in Prince George’s County.

The Bio-Energy project is the largest and most technically advanced ever constructed by WSSC in its 100-year history. The project will literally turn poop into power by transforming sewage into renewable fuel for powering the plant. It will also save money over the lifetime of the project, reduce WSSC’s greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent and vastly improve the safety and quality of biosolids – the nutrient-rich organic material resulting from the treatment process. The entire project should be complete in spring 2022.

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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