Laurel, Md. – October 18, 2022 – WSSC Water Commissioners are holding their monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 19, beginning at 10 a.m. The virtual meeting is open to the public via livestream from WSSC Water’s website.
Among numerous activities, Commissioners are scheduled to vote on a $45.9 million contract to upgrade and expand the Potomac Water Filtration Plant. The project will construct three new circular water treatment tanks used to easily collect and remove sediment from the water during the filtration process. The construction of the new tanks is associated with a Consent Decree requiring WSSC Water to reduce sediment discharged back into the river after the water filtration process. The Potomac plant serves two-thirds of WSSC Water’s 1.9 million customers in Montgomery & Prince George’s counties.
The monthly meeting will be Lynnette D. Espy-Williams’ first in her new role as a commissioner representing Prince George’s County. Appointed by County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, Ms. Espy-Williams was unanimously approved by the Prince George’s County Council last month.
The Commission meeting includes a call-in option to ensure interested stakeholders can provide input. Those wishing to speak should call in at the beginning of the Comments section, which begins shortly after 10 a.m. Callers will be admitted from the “lobby” when public comments start.
Public Viewing / Participation Details
Watch: Virtual meeting broadcast link
Call-in number to provide comment: 240-800-7929
Conference ID: 494 566 652#
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 unnecessary.
- Those wishing to speak should call at the beginning of the Comments section and be admitted from the “lobby” when public comments start.
- When calling 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 is on WSSC Water’s website.