WSSC Water Hosting Virtual Public Hearings on $3.9 Billion Proposed Capital Improvements Program

Public Invited to Watch Livestream Meeting and Participate via Call-In Number

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel, Md. – August 25, 2020 – WSSC Water is hosting two virtual hearings next week to provide customers and interested stakeholders an opportunity to learn about the agency’s proposed six-year (Fiscal Years 2022-2027) Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The public is invited to watch the livestream directly from the WSSC Water website and call in to provide comments.

The proposed $3.9 billion program will allow WSSC Water to continue protecting public health by upgrading aging pipes, plants and pumps across both counties to ensure safe, clean drinking water continues to flow to homes and businesses. Investments in water infrastructure also help create jobs and foster economic growth throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

Highlights in the proposed CIP include:

  • Water Main System Reconstruction Programs - $1.2 billion
  • Sewer Main System Reconstruction Programs - $718 million
  • Piscataway Bioenergy Project - $223 million
  • Potomac Water Filtration Plant Upgrades - $212 million
  • Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility Upgrades - $52 million
  • Water Storage Facility Rehabilitation - $32 million

Public Viewing / Participation Details

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Watch: Virtual meeting will be broadcast for public viewing
Call-in #: 1-240-800-7929, Conference ID: 718 997 38#

Thursday, September 3, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Watch: Virtual meeting will be broadcast for public viewing
Call-in #: 1-240-800-7929, Conference ID: 784 850 623#

Please note the following:

  • No video will play via the virtual links until the meetings start at 7:30 p.m.
  • If stakeholders only want to watch the meeting, they do not need the call-in number.
  • The public comment period will start after opening remarks by Commissioners and a brief presentation on the CIP.
  • Those wanting to speak should watch the meeting to know when it’s time to call.
  • Please do not call in before the public comment period starts.
  • When calling in to speak, please turn down the computer sound to avoid audio issues.
  • Members of the public will have three minutes to speak.

Those unable to call in, who would like to provide comments, should submit them in writing to WSSC Water’s Budget Division at 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707 or, by email to budgetgroup@wsscwater.com by noon on September 14, 2020. A copy of the proposed FY 2022-2027 CIP can be found by visiting wsscwater.com/fin.

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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