WSSC Water to Hold Monthly Commission Meeting on Wednesday, December 16

Commissioners Scheduled to Vote on Fiscal Year 2022 Preliminary Proposed Budget

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Invited to Attend Livestream Meeting

Laurel, Md. – December 15, 2020 – WSSC Water Commissioners are scheduled to hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 16, beginning at 10 a.m. The virtual meeting is open to the public via livestream from WSSC Water’s website.

The monthly meeting includes a staff briefing on the Fiscal Year 2022 Preliminary Proposed Capital and Operating budget. Following the briefing, Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the budget and approve transmittal to Montgomery and Prince George’s County governments. The $1.553 billion budget is funded with a proposed 5.9 percent average rate increase, which complies with the Spending Affordability Guidelines set by Montgomery and Prince George’s County Councils.

A typical customer with a family of three, using 55 gallons of water per person, per day, would see a quarterly increase of $11.83 in their bill. The complete preliminary proposed budget will be posted on WSSC Water’s website for public review in advance of two virtual public hearings, which are scheduled for Tuesday, February 2 and Wednesday, February 3. Complete details on the budget and access to the virtual meetings can be found here.

Similar to previous Commission 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: 470 729 63#

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 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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