WSSC Commissioners to Vote on nearly $15 Million in Contracts to Improve Pipes, Pumps and Plants at Monthly Meeting

Public Hearing on Proposed 2019 Front Foot Benefit Rates and House Connection Charges Follows Commission Meeting

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel, Md. – November 27, 2018 – WSSC Commissioners are scheduled to vote on nearly $15 million in contracts to improve operations, services and water/wastewater infrastructure throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The vote is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 28, as part of the Commissioners monthly meeting, held at WSSC 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.

Contracts scheduled for a vote include:

  • $1.5 million to upgrade the Fort Washington Estates wastewater pumping station;
  • $2 million to replace more than one mile of water mains along Fairhaven Avenue in Upper Marlboro;
  • $8 million for design services associated with upgrades to WSSC’s Potomac Water Filtration Plant; and
  • $3 million for engineering services to support water main and meter vault design projects.

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.

Following the monthly commission meeting, WSSC will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2019 front foot benefit rates and house connection charges. The public hearing also will be held in the auditorium of WSSC’s headquarters starting at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and provide comment/testimony pertaining to the proposed front foot benefit rates and charges, which become effective January 1, 2019.

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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