WSSC Hosts Two Public Hearings on Proposed FY19 Budget

Public Invited to Attend and Provide Comments

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

All Hearings Livestreamed

Laurel – February 5, 2018: WSSC will hold two public hearings next week to receive comments on its Preliminary Proposed FY19 Capital and Operating budget. Attendees will receive a presentation and learn more about the proposed $1.483 billion budget ($700 million capital/$782.5 million operating), which supports WSSC’s 100-year-long tradition of providing safe, clean, reliable water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards.

The preliminary proposed budget calls for a combined 5 percent increase in water and sewer rates, resulting in an additional $6.78 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.

Montgomery County                                                Prince George’s County
Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.                     Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Stella B. Werner Office Building                                 Prince George’s Community College
100 Maryland Avenue, 3rd Floor                                Largo Student Center Community Room A
Rockville, MD                                                             301 Largo Road
                                                                                   Largo, MD 

Inclement Weather Date
February 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
WSSC Lobby Auditorium
14501 Sweitzer Lane
Laurel, MD 20707

Customers will have the opportunity to provide a maximum of three minutes of testimony during the public hearings. Attendees interested in speaking are strongly encouraged to sign up in advance on the form at www.wsscwater.com/fin. Those unable to attend can watch via livestream on WSSC’s Facebook page WSSC Water.

Written comments can be submitted until February 20, 2018, to BudgetGroup@wsscwater.com, or mailed to Budget Division Manager, WSSC, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707.

Individuals requiring accommodations under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact WSSC at 301-206-8110. Customers with service or billing-related questions should call 301-206-4001.

The Preliminary Proposed FY19 budget is available on WSSC’s website here

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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