WSSC Hosting Public Hearings on $3.7 Billion Proposed Capital Improvements Program

Six-Year Program Includes Nearly $2 Billion to Replace and Repair Aging Water and Sewer Mains

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Invited to Learn About WSSC’s Investment in Safe, Clean Water   

Laurel, Md. – August 30, 2019 – 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 Years 2021-2026) Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The proposed $3.7 billion program focuses on upgrading and replacing WSSC’s aging plants, pumps and pipes to enable WSSC to continue providing 1.8 million customers in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties with safe, clean and reliable water.

The meeting schedule and locations are as follows:

Montgomery County
Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
Stella B. Werner Office Building
3rd Floor Hearing Room
100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland

Prince George’s County
Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 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 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 

Both public hearings 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 WSSC’s Budget Division at 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707 or, by email to budgetgroup@wsscwater.com by noon on September 16, 2019. A copy of the proposed FY 2021-2026 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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