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Our Production Department is always on the job, to be sure that water is there when you need it.

The Production Department provides continuous operation and maintenance of WSSC Water's water supply dams, reservoirs, water filtration plants, water distribution facilities, wastewater collection facilities, water resource recovery facilities, biosolids management programs, and laboratories. The department is comprised of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, Facilities Maintenance, the Laboratory Division, the Water Quality Division, the Systems Control Division, and the Production Support Division.

Meet our Production Department Director

The Production Department includes:

Water Resource Recovery Facilities

The Seneca/Damascus/Hyattstown Water Resource Recovery Facility is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Commission's wastewater treatment and pumping facilities in Montgomery County: the 20 million-gallons-per-day Seneca WRRF, the 1.5 million-gallons-per-day Damascus WRRF, the 15,000 gallons per day Hyattstown WRRF, and 20 remote wastewater pumping stations throughout the County. The quality effluent returned to receiving streams consistently meets or exceeds all discharge standards. The biosolids produced in the treatment process are used to fertilize agricultural land in accordance with state and federal regulations.

The Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility produces effluent that meets all discharge standards, beneficially uses the biosolids produced in our processes and operates pumping stations to collect and transport wastewater without overflows.

The Western Branch Water Resource Recovery Facility, which serves southern Prince George's County, is one of WSSC Water's largest water resource recovery facilities, with a design capacity of 30 million gallons per day. It produces a quality effluent that meets or exceeds all discharge standards while safely disposing of biosolids generated in our processes.

The Parkway Water Resource Recovery Facility produces a quality effluent that meets or exceeds all discharge standards, beneficially utilizes the biosolids, and operates pumping stations to collect and transport wastewater without overflows.

Production Support Division

We coordinate a variety of Production Department efforts such as Energy Management, Safety and Training Coordination, Biosolids Management, and Department-wide Contracting and Procurement. We also manage new technologies associated with energy consumption and energy market deregulation, and safety oversight, which includes training and certification. The division also oversees biosolids management in day-to-day coordination with DC Water's Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Biosolids Management Division

The Biosolids Management Division focuses on receiving the biosolids from all WSSC Water’s WRRFs and producing an exceptional quality Class A product suitable for beneficial reuse all while producing renewable energy.

Laboratory Division

Our mission is to provide the highest quality analytical data to WSSC Water's operating units and other organizations for the benefit of public health and environmental quality. The division operates a state-of-the art environmental analytical laboratory.

Potomac Water Facilities Plant

The Potomac Water Facilities Plant is the larger of the Commission's two water treatment plants. It delivers approximately 120 million gallons of water per day to the distribution system but is capable of treating more than 280 million gallons daily. The Potomac WFP Superintendent is responsible for the facility's Solids Handling Facilities, Main and High Zone Pumping Stations, two Intermediate Pumping Stations, and one of the largest UV disinfection systems in the country.

Patuxent Water Facilities Plant

The Patuxent Water Facilities Plant delivers approximately 57 million gallons of water per day to the distribution system. In addition to this facility, the superintendent is responsible for the Rocky Gorge Pumping Station, the Sludge/Reclaim Pumping Station, the Patuxent Finished Water Pumping Station and the T. Howard Duckett Dam.

Facilities Maintenance Division

This division is responsible for providing specialized in-house electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, welding, carpentry, machining, and engineering support for all of WSSC Water's Production facilities. It also manages specialized maintenance services and directs Asset Management strategies for the entire Production Department.

Water Quality Division

This division ensures the production and distribution of safe water for the public. It's responsible for regulatory compliance and coordination, water quality emergency response, water quality surveillance, response to stakeholder and customer inquiries on water quality issues, and proactive planning.

Systems Control Division

The Systems Control Division operates the water distribution and wastewater collection systems, unstaffed facilities, and the Control Center.

Production

Paul Henry

Facilities Maintenance Division Manager (Acting)

Last Modified: April 29, 2022, 4:24 pm EDT