WSSC Water Commissioners Scheduled to Vote on $104 Million in Contracts to Upgrade Water Infrastructure at Monthly Meeting

Projects Will Protect Public and Environmental Health and Foster Economic Growth in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Invited to View Livestream of Monthly Virtual Meeting

Laurel, Md. – May 19, 2020 – WSSC Water Commissioners are scheduled to vote on $104 million in contracts to upgrade water infrastructure in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The vote is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 20, as part of the monthly Commission meeting, which starts at 10 a.m. and is open to the public via livestream from WSSC Water’s website. In accordance with Montgomery and Prince George’s counties’ extended stay-at-home order, this meeting will be held virtually.

The six contracts include repairing and replacing aging water and sewer mains in both counties and upgrading equipment at four water resource recovery facilities. The projects are part of WSSC Water’s ongoing efforts to protect public and environmental health by upgrading aging infrastructure. The investment in water infrastructure creates jobs and fosters economic growth throughout both counties.

Prior to any water and sewer main construction, WSSC Water engages in extensive outreach to ensure customers are aware of upcoming work. This includes letters/postcards, signs, meetings and in-person communication.

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 and policies, and a monthly synopsis of WSSC Water’s operations. The complete agenda 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 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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