WSSC Hosts Public Hearings on Proposed FY20 Budget

Public Invited to Attend and Provide Comments

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

All Hearings Livestreamed

Laurel, Md. – January 30, 2019 – WSSC will host two public hearings next week to receive feedback on its Preliminary Proposed FY20 Capital and Operating budget. WSSC staff will provide a presentation on the proposed $1.456 billion budget (Capital: $638.5 million, Operating: $817.4 million), and then receive public comments. Interested citizens can visit wsscwater.com/fin to find the complete budget details.

The preliminary proposed budget calls for a combined 5 percent increase in water and sewer rates, resulting in an additional $3.87 per quarter for the typical three-person household. 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. 

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


Prince George’s County
Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Department of the Environment Bldg. Conference Room 140
1801 McCormick Drive, Largo, MD


Inclement Weather Date
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
WSSC Headquarters, Richard G. Hocevar Building Auditorium
14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD

Customers will have the opportunity to provide a maximum of three minutes of testimony during the public hearings. Attendees interested in speaking are strongly encouraged to sign up in advance on the form at www.wsscwater.com/fin, or by calling 301-206-8110, and leave your name and contact information, no later than Noon on the day of the hearing. Those unable to attend can watch via livestream on WSSC’s Facebook page.

Written comments can be submitted electronically to BudgetGroup@wsscwater.com or mailed to Budget Division Manager, WSSC, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707 until February 20, 2019.

Individuals requiring accommodations under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact WSSC at 301-206-8110. Customers with service or billing-related questions should call 301-206-4001.

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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