WSSC Water Commissioners Scheduled to Vote on Comprehensive Contract to Upgrade Sewer Mains and Manholes Along Anacostia River in Bladensburg

Monthly Meeting is Sandra L. Thompson’s First as Commissioner Representing Prince George’s County

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel, Md. – October 15, 2019 – WSSC Water Commissioners are scheduled to vote on a $31.4 million contract to clean, line and upgrade sewer mains and manholes along the Anacostia River in the Bladensburg area of Prince George’s County at their monthly meeting tomorrow in Laurel. The meeting, which starts at 10 a.m., is open to the public and available via livestream directly on WSSC Water’s website.

The project, tentatively scheduled to begin later this fall or early winter, consists of upgrading nearly one mile of sewer mains and approximately 75 manholes. Work will help protect the environment and improve the river’s water quality by reducing the chance of wastewater escaping the collection system. The project should take approximately two years to complete, weather permitting.

The monthly meeting will also be Sandra L. Thompson’s first in her new role as Commissioner representing Prince George’s County. Thompson was unanimously approved by members of the Prince George’s County Council in September.

As part of WSSC Water’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 Water’s operations. The complete agenda, including links to each presentation, can be found on WSSC Water’s website.

WSSC Water is the proud provider of safe, seamless and satisfying water services, making the essential possible every day.

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