WSSC Commissioners Scheduled to Vote to Transmit Proposed Capital Improvements Program to County Governments

Monthly Meeting Includes Briefing on WSSC’s Fiscal Year 2019 Investment in Local Economy and Support of Small, Women and Minority-Owned Businesses Meeting Open to the Public and Livestreamed

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel, Md. – September 17, 2019 – WSSC Commissioners are scheduled to vote to transmit the six-year (Fiscal Years 2021-2026) $3.7 billion Proposed Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Budget at their monthly meeting tomorrow at WSSC headquarters in Laurel. The meeting, which starts at 10 a.m., is open to the public and available via livestream directly on WSSC’s Website.

The scheduled vote follows public hearings hosted by Commissioners in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Customers submitted comments via testimony at each of the meetings, email and the United States Postal Service throughout the open public comment period, which ended on Monday, September 16.

Highlights in the proposed CIP include:

  • Water Main System Reconstruction Programs - $1.1 billion
  • Sewer Main System Reconstruction Programs - $650 million
  • Piscataway Bioenergy Project - $212 million
  • Potomac Water Filtration Plant Upgrades - $198 million
  • Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility Upgrades - $96 million
  • Water Storage Facility Rehabilitation - $18 million 

This month’s meeting also includes a briefing by WSSC’s Office of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion on the FY 2019 Programs Performance Report. The report highlights WSSC’s effectiveness in providing opportunities for Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Small Local Business Enterprises (SLBE).

OSDI’s FY 2019 stats include:

  • Total MBE contract payments - $152 million
    • 29 percent of total contract payments
  • Total MBE contract awards - $133 million
    • 27 percent of total contract awards
  • Total SLBE contract payments – $34 million
  • 89 percent of SLBE payments to firms in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties

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.

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