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Laurel, Md. – May 18, 2021 – WSSC Water Commissioners are holding their monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, beginning at 10 a.m. The virtual meeting is open to the public via livestream from WSSC Water’s website.

This month, Commissioners are scheduled to approve an 18-year contract with Washington Gas Light (WGL) valued at approximately $8.5 million. The contract includes the construction and installation of new infrastructure to supply natural gas to WSSC Water’s Piscataway Bioenergy facility. In addition, the infrastructure will convey natural gas generated from biosolids away from the plant to be sold and used by external natural gas customers.

The Piscataway Bioenergy Project, located at the Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility in Accokeek, Prince George’s County, will turn poop to power by transforming sewage into renewable energy. The $271 million project  is under construction and estimated to be complete in fall 2024.

The monthly meeting includes a call-in option to ensure interested stakeholders can provide input. The public comment period starts shortly after 10 a.m.

Public Viewing / Participation Details

Watch: Virtual meeting broadcast link

Call-in number to provide comment: 240-800-7929
Conference ID: 590 410 133#

Please note the following:

  • The virtual meeting link is not active until the meeting starts.
  • If stakeholders only want to watch the meeting, the call-in number is not needed.
  • 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, turn down your computer’s volume 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.