WSSC’s FY 2017 OSDI Programs’ Performance Results Report (revised 11/2017) 5 ABOUT WSSC WE ARE WSSC, WHERE WATER MATTERS! Currently among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation, WSSC’s vision to beTHE world-class utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap, is motivated by the communities it serves.The life-sustaining water and wastewater services that WSSC provides are critical for ensuring public health, and make it possible for individuals, families, and businesses to enjoy a good quality of life. For nearly 100 years, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, WSSC has served the people of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. WSSC’s core mission is to provide safe and reliable water, life’s most precious resource, and return clean water to our environment, all in an ethical, sustainable, and financially responsible manner. In order to achieve its mission, WSSC maintains three (3) reservoirs and over 5,600 acres ofwatershed, issues construction permits, performs over 500,000 laboratory tests each year, maintains over 42,000 fire hydrants, conducts water meter testing, and inspects plumbing installations, natural gas appliance installations, food establishments, grease abatement, and much more. WSSC is proactively committed to replacing approximately sixty-one (61) miles ofwater mains each year, using innovative technology, like zinc-coated pipes, to extend the life of its water mains to more than one hundred (100) years. Since WSSC’s establishment in 1918, its drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards. WSSC’s demonstration of continued excellence is considerably due to its five (5) strategic priorities, which provide methods for achieving its mission and Thomas Street, Deputy General Manager for Administration, Towanda R. Livingston, Director, OSDI, David Malone, Chief Procurement Officer, Carla A. Reid, WSSC’s GM/CEO