Our Mission

We are entrusted by our community 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.

Our Vision

To be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

Our Values

Our guides for daily behavior and decision making at every level include:

Accountability:

We are responsible employees who act ethically, are accountable, and conduct ourselves with integrity and transparency.

Collaboration:

We work as a team across the Commission to fulfill the needs of our customers.

Environmental Stewardship:

We continuously enhance and protect natural resources and the environment for the health of future generations.

Excellence: 

We achieve the highest level of quality, safety, productivity, and cost-effectiveness, demonstrating world class service to everyone.

Innovation:

We promote creativity to develop new products, streamline processes and enhance services.

Our Strategic Priorities and Objectives

Our methods for achieving our Mission and Vision: 

Enhance Customer Experience:

  • Deliver Safe, Reliable and Consistent Service
  • Provide Timely Response to Customer Queries
  • Be a Good Citizen Within Our Communities

Optimize Infrastructure:

  • Achieve Industry-Leading Reliability and Asset Integrity
  • Expand Resilience and Balance Risk

Protect our Resources:

  • Resolve and Learn from Past Incidents
  • Maintain Best-in-Class Operating Environment Safety for Employees
  • Plan Proactively with Community Stakeholders
  • Secure the Commission’s Critical Infrastructure

Spend Customer Dollars Wisely:

  • Improve Operational Efficiency
  • Improve Fixed Asset Utilization
  • Improve Financial Process Efficiency and Fiscal Sustainability

Transform Employee Engagement:

  • Acquire the Best People
  • Retain Top Performers
  • Develop and Grow Talent
  • Communicate Effectively

Miscellaneous WSSC Water Facts

500,000

The estimated number of tests our state-of-the-art laboratory performs annually to ensure water safety and quality.

WSSC Water Operates and Maintains

  • 3 reservoirs – Triadelphia, Rocky Gorge, and Little Seneca, have a total holding capacity of 14 billion gallons (Note: Jennings Randolph Reservoir holds an additional 13 billion gallons of water shared with Fairfax Water and the Washington Aqueduct).
  • 2 water filtration plants – The Patuxent (max 110 million gallons per day [MGD]) and the Potomac (max 280 MGD) plants have the capacity to produce a total of 390 MGD of safe drinking water. 
  • 6 water resource recovery facilities – Western Branch, Piscataway, Parkway, Seneca, Damascus, and Hyattstown with a total capacity to produce 95 million gallons of wastewater per day.
  • The Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, operated by DC Water,  handles as much as an additional 169 MGD under a cost-sharing agreement with WSSC Water, treating on average approximately 65% of the Commission’s wastewater annually.
  • Over 5,844 miles of water main lines and more than 5,610 miles of sewer main lines are maintained.
Last Modified: April 15, 2021, 11:51 am EDT