WSSC Commissioners Scheduled to Vote on $6.5 Million Contract to Upgrade Potomac Water Filtration Plant

Project improves filter cleaning process at WSSC’s major water filtration plant

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Meeting Open to the Public and Livestreamed 

Laurel, Md. – August 20, 2019 – WSSC Commissioners are scheduled to vote tomorrow on a $6.5 million contract to upgrade the Potomac Water Filtration Plant (WFP) in Montgomery County. The vote is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 21, as part of the monthly Commission 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.

The project will upgrade the Potomac plant’s filter backwash process – a key component in keeping water filters clean. WSSC recently invested $10 million to rehabilitate all 32 filters at the Potomac WFP. WSSC operates and maintains two WFPs, which produce an average of 164 million gallons of safe, clean drinking water per day. The Potomac WFP, the larger of the two, produces approximately 75 percent of the water used by WSSC’s 1.8 million customers.

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 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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