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152013AnnualReportINFRASTRUCTUREPlanningforRepairsAginginfrastructureinneedofrepairandreplacementisoneofthemostsignificantimpedimentstomaintainingasufficientsupplyofsafewatertothousandsofcommunitiesacrossthecountry.ByFY15WSSCexpectstoreplace55milesofwatermainperyearandforeveryyearfromthatpointon.Withanaveragecostof1.4milliontoreplaceeachmileofwatermainsecuringappropriatefundingforinfrastructurerepairsisvital.WSSCsBi-CountyInfrastructureFundingWorkingGroupcomposedoftwoWSSCcommissionerstheGeneralManagerCEOrepresentativesofthePrinceGeorgesandMontgomeryCountylegislativeandexecutivebranchesaswellasWSSCmanagementstaffcontinuedtolookforwaystohelpfinanceinfrastructurerenewalandeasetheburdenonourratepayers.Wearealwaysseekingnewwaystokeepratesreasonablewhileweconsiderwhatneedstobedoneforthefuture.Extendingservicetothesepotentialcustomersmeansimprovedsustainabilitybothintermsofserviceandtheenvironment.PrinceGeorgesandMontgomerycountiescontinuetolookforsolutionsforpropertiesservedbywellsorsepticsystemsthatareatriskoffailurei.e.notconnectedtoWSSCorothercentralizedwaterandsewersystems.MakingsmartinformeddecisionsaboutfundingrequirementsforreinvestmentinourwaterandsewerinfrastructureenablesWSSCtocontinuetoprovidehighlevelsofserviceforourcustomers.TheworkinggroupsrecommendationsandtheCommissionerseffortwillnotlowerwaterratesbutitwilleasetheburdenoncustomersbylesseningwhatcouldbeasteeperincreaseinrates.DesigningRehabilitatingReplacingWaterMainsRehabilitatingandsustainingouraginginfrastructurewasatoppriorityinFY13.Wewereabletomeetcustomerandstakeholderexpectationsbyadjustingourrehabilitationplansusinginnovativecost-effectivetechnologyandworld-classassetmanagementpractices.ThisyearWSSCreplacede47.95milesofdistributionpipelineexceedingtheFY13goalof45milese4.6milesoftransmissionpipelineexceedingtheFY13goalof4milese6milesofstructuralliningexceedingtheFY13goalof5milesAdditionallyweinvestedinourPrestressedConcreteCylinderPipePCCPmanagementprogram.ThelargediametertransmissionpipescarrywaterlongdistancesacrosstheWSSCservicearea.TheAmericanConcretePressurePipeAssociationACPPAreportsthat90outofthe100largestwaterutilitiesintheUnitedStatesusePrestressedConcreteCylinderPipePCCPintheirwatersystems.WSSCisattheforefrontofPCCPmanagementusingstate-of-the-artinspectionconditionassessmentandmonitoringtechniques.FY1241WaterMainReplacementWMRmilesgoal59.59WMRmilesachieved.FY1346WMRmilesgoal55.01WMRmilesachieved.Crewsclosethevalveatthesiteofawatermainbreak.