WSSC Holds Rescheduled Monthly Commission Meeting on Thursday, February 28

Commissioners to Vote to Transmit Proposed FY 2020 Operating and Capital Budget to Counties

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel, Md. – February 22, 2019 – WSSC will hold their monthly Commission meeting on Thursday, February 28, starting at 9 a.m. The meeting was rescheduled due to this week’s snow. The meeting is open to the public and will be livestreamed on WSSC’s Facebook page.

At the meeting, WSSC Commissioners are expected to vote to transmit the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Proposed $1.456 billion operating and capital budget to Montgomery and Prince George’s County officials. The FY20 proposed budget includes $638.5 million in capital and $817.4 million in operating expenditures. The proposed budget calls for a combined 5 percent revenue increase in water and sewer rates. The proposed increase will allow for continued investments in repairing and replacing aging infrastructure – supporting WSSC’s 100-year-long tradition of providing safe, clean water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards. 

Commissioners are also expected to vote on nearly $10 million in construction projects to upgrade WSSC’s aging infrastructure. A list of the contracts, and complete agenda, can be found on the WSSC website.

WSSC Water is the proud provider of safe, seamless and satisfying water services, making the essential possible every day for our neighbors in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. We work to deliver our best because it’s what our customers expect and deserve.

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