WSSC Water Hosts Public Hearings on Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget

Public Invited to Attend and Provide Comments

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Meeting Live Streamed on Facebook

Laurel, Md. – January 24, 2020 – WSSC Water will host two public hearings for interested customers and stakeholders to provide feedback on its Preliminary Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Capital and Operating budget. WSSC Water staff will provide a presentation and overview on the nearly $1.5 billion proposed budget (Capital: $606.7 million, Operating: $856.2 million), and then receive public comments. Interested citizens can visit wsscwater.com/fin to find complete budget details.

The FY21 preliminary proposed budget includes a seven percent average rate increase. With the proposed increase, a typical customer with a family of three, using 55 gallons of water per person, per day, would see a quarterly increase of $13.26 in their bill. The proposed rate increase follows limits set by both Montgomery and Prince George’s County Councils when they approved WSSC Water’s Spending Affordability Guidelines.

The proposed rate increase will help support WSSC Water’s continued investment in replacing aging infrastructure in support of a 102-year-long tradition of providing safe, clean water that has always met strict federal Safe Drinking Water Act standards.

Montgomery County
Monday, January 27, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.
Stella B. Werner Office Building
7th Floor Hearing Room
100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

Prince George’s County
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.
Department of the Environment Building
Conference Room 140
​1801 McCormick Drive, Largo, MD 20774

Inclement Weather Date
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.
WSSC Water Headquarters
​14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707

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 at wsscwater.com/fin, or by calling 301-206-8110, and leaving 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 Water’s Facebook page.

Written comments can be submitted electronically to BudgetGroup@wsscwater.com or mailed to Budget Division Manager, WSSC Water, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707 until February 17, 2020.

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

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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