WSSC Commissioners Scheduled to Vote on Nearly $30 Million in Contracts to Upgrade and Repair Water and Sewer Mains

Commissioners Also Scheduled to Vote on New Electricity Supply Contract

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monthly Meeting Open to the Public and Livestreamed

Laurel, Md. – March 19, 2019 – WSSC Commissioners are scheduled to vote on two contracts totaling nearly $30 million to upgrade and repair water and sewer mains throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The vote is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 20, 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 two contracts include:

  • Emergency Water and Sewer Main Repairs, $28 million – This optional term extension will keep on-call repair contractor crews available to respond to emergency water and sewer main repairs.
  • Takoma Park Water and Sewer Main Replacement, $1.5 million – The project will replace water and sewer mains dating back to the 1920s. The first phase of the project is tentatively scheduled to begin this spring.

WSSC Commissioners also are scheduled to vote on a new, multi-year electricity wholesale supply contract projected to save the utility approximately $700,000 per year.

As part of WSSC’s commitment to public engagement and transparency, the live broadcast allows viewers to observe agency business. This includes the review of contracts and 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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