WSSC Water to Hold Monthly Commission Meeting on Wednesday, October 21

Meeting Includes Advanced Metering Infrastructure Briefings

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Invited to Livestream Meeting

Laurel, Md. – October 20, 2020 – WSSC Water Commissioners are scheduled to hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 21, beginning at 9 a.m. The virtual meeting begins with a brief open session followed by a closed session. The open session resumes at 10 a.m. Members of the public are invited to participate in the open session agenda via livestream from WSSC Water’s website.

This month’s agenda includes several briefings related to WSSC Water’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project, including a summary of two recent public hearings and detailed results of a customer survey conducted of 512 randomly selected Montgomery and Prince George’s County customers. Staff will also present AMI opt-out options and management will make an opt-out recommendation. An opt-out program would make provisions for customers to decline installation of AMI equipment on their property.

Commissioners have also asked Dr. David O. Carpenter, director of the University at Albany’s Institute for Health and the Environment, to present on the adverse health effects from radiofrequency radiation with a focus on AMI meters.

Similar to previous meetings, there will be a call-in option to ensure interested stakeholders are able to provide input during the meeting. The public comment period is scheduled to start shortly after
10 a.m.

Public Viewing / Participation Details

Watch: Virtual meeting will be broadcast live for public viewing

Call-in number to provide comment: 1-240-800-7929 / Conference ID: 711 650 31#

Please note the following:

  • No video will play via the virtual meeting link until the meeting starts.
  • If stakeholders only want to watch the meeting, they do not need the call-in number.
  • The public comment period will start shortly after 10 a.m. Those wanting to speak should watch the meeting via the link above 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.

As part of WSSC Water’s commitment to public engagement and transparency, the live broadcast of this Commission meeting 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, with links to all presentations, 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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