WSSC Invites Customers to Public Hearings on $5 Billion Proposed Capital Improvements Program

Six-Year Program Includes $220 Million for Innovative Bio-Energy Project

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel, Md. – August 29, 2018 – WSSC is hosting two public hearings next week to provide customers and interested stakeholders an opportunity to learn about, and comment on, the proposed six-year (Fiscal Year 2020-2025) Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The $5.1 billion 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. The proposed program also includes investing in an innovative bio-energy project to transform sewage into renewable fuel and reduce WSSC’s greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent.

The meeting schedule and locations are as follows:

Montgomery County

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 – 7:30 p.m.
Stella B. Warner Office Building, Third Floor Hearing Room
100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland

Prince George’s County

Thursday, September 6, 2018 – 7:30 p.m.
Department of the Environment Building, Conference Room A
1801 McCormick Drive, Largo, Maryland

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 

All meetings will be livestreamed on WSSC’s Facebook page. Contact WSSC’s Budget Group at 301-206-8110 if you are interested in speaking at the hearings or if you require any accommodations under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Those unable to attend who would like to provide comments should submit them in writing to budgetgroup@wsscwater.com by September 17, 2018. A copy of the proposed FY 2020-2025 CIP can be found 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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