WSSC Commissioners to Vote to Transmit Proposed Capital Improvements Program to County Governments at Monthly Meeting

Vote Follows Public Hearings on $3.2 Billion Plan to Improve Infrastructure

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Meeting Open to Public and Livestreamed  

Laurel, Md. – September 18, 2018 – WSSC Commissioners are scheduled to vote to transmit the six-year (Fiscal Year 2020-2025) $3.2 billion Proposed Capital Improvements Program (CIP) at their monthly meeting tomorrow 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.

The proposed CIP focuses on upgrading and replacing aging infrastructure to enable WSSC to continue its mission of producing and delivering safe, clean water to 1.8 million residents in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. A copy of the proposed FY 2020-2025 CIP can be found here.

Highlights in the proposed CIP include:

  • Water Main Reconstruction Program - $693 million
  • Sewer Main Reconstruction Program - $433 million
  • Piscataway Bio-Energy Project - $220 million
  • Potomac Water Filtration Plant Upgrades - $165 million
  • Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility Upgrades - $119 million
  • Water Storage Facility Rehabilitation - $18 million 

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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