WSSC Water Scheduled to Hold Monthly Commission Meeting on Wednesday, February 19

Meeting Includes Briefing on Innovative Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Commissioners to Hear Expert Testimony on
Potential Impacts on Human Health of Advanced Metering Infrastructure
from UCLA Professor of Epidemiology

Laurel, Md. – February 17, 2020 – WSSC Water Commissioners are scheduled to hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 19, at WSSC Water Headquarters in Laurel. The meeting, which starts at 10 a.m., is open to the public and available via livestream directly from WSSC Water’s website.

Included in this month’s agenda is a briefing on WSSC Water’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project. The innovative technology allows water meters to communicate usage information wirelessly using radio or cellular frequencies. AMI will improve customer service by providing near real-time water usage information to customers. Through a user-friendly portal, customers will have water usage information at their fingertips, allowing them to quickly recognize potential leaks and other home plumbing issues – thereby reducing bills and saving money.

The modernization project also helps protect the environment by decreasing the need to drive to locations to read meters – significantly reducing WSSC Water’s carbon footprint.

As part of the briefing, WSSC Water Commissioners will hear expert testimony on the potential impacts on human health of AMI from Dr. Leeka Kheifets, professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Kheifets has more than 30 years’ experience in non-ionizing research. More information on the benefits of AMI, including a link to Dr. Kheifets’ study, can be found at wsscwater.com/AMI.

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 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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