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2017 Legislative Session


About Us

Established in 1918, WSSC is currently among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation, with a network of nearly 5,600 miles of fresh water pipeline and over 5,500 miles of sewer pipeline (long enough to stretch from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles – four times!). Our service area spans nearly 1,000 square miles in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, and we serve 1.8 million residents through approximately 475,000 customer accounts. WSSC drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards. Across the nation, aging water and wastewater systems are in need of major investment, and pipes are increasingly failing. In the American Society of Civil Engineer’s 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, the nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure received “D” ratings, a clear result of years of undercapitalization. Investment in the replacement, rehabilitation and repair of our water and wastewater pipes is critical to the success of our nation. Water and wastewater infrastructure in many areas are rapidly approaching, or have exceeded, their lifespan. According to a 2012 report by the American Water Works Association, Buried No Longer, the necessary investment for nation’s drinking water infrastructure alone will exceed $1 trillion over the next 25 years. The most recent Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment prepared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Maryland will need to invest $7 billion through 2030 to provide safe drinking water. WSSC’s water and wastewater infrastructure needs to align with national trends: 35 percent of pipes are more than 50 years old. We replace over 55 miles of water pipe per year (ahead of the national average of 34 miles) at a cost of $1.6 million per mile, incorporated in a $700 million capital improvement program. Additional investment is critical to the health and quality of life for our customers and is a key component for economic and residential growth for Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. On the cover: The Bi-County Water Tunnel, completed in 2015, is a 84” wide, 5.3 mile long water pipeline with the capacity to carry 100 million gallons of water a day. The $146 million project, completed in March 2015, supports economic development and population growth in the counties.

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 ethically and financially responsible manner.

Our Priorities

Deliver Excellent Customer Service

Deliver an excellent customer experience by providing timely, high-quality products and services to internal and external customers.

Enhance Stakeholder Relationships

Enhance relationships with our community, elected officials, regulators, and business partners through proactive communication, financial stewardship, and excellent service.

Improve Infrastructure

Plan, invest in, and renew our infrastructure to provide future generations with a sustainable system, through innovative, cost-effective technology and world class asset management

Achieve Process Excellence & Financial Stability

Achieve financial stability through an improved rate structure and improved business processes that drive performance and obtain cost-effective business outcomes.

Inspire Employee Engagement

Inspire and motivate employees by making WSSC a great place to work, thrive and serve.

Our Leadership

WSSC is governed by six Commissioners, three from each county, who are appointed by their respective County Executives. The WSSC Commissioners are: Fausto R. Bayonet, Chair Montgomery County

Chris Lawson, Vice-Chair Prince George’s County

Omar M. Boulware Prince George’s County

Howard A. Denis Montgomery County

T. Eloise Foster Montgomery County

Thomasina V. Rogers Prince George’s County

WSSC’s General Manager and Chief Executive Officer implements the strategy to achieve WSSC’s mission and manages the day-to-day operations: Carla A. Reid General Manager and CEO


Montgomery ounty MONTGOMERY CC OUNTY Frederick County

Howard County

3

RT

4

65

0

5

4

270

5 RT 3

1 2

Brookeville

RT 1 2

Barnesville

RT

Gaithersburg Washington Grove

Poolesville

5 6

RT 97

Laytonsville

10

RT

8

RT

RT 650

7

108

5

35

9

270

RI

VE

R

RO

AD

Rockville

Garrett Park Kensington 495

Town of Chevy Chase Glen Echo Somerset

8 Takoma Park

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Legislative Districts

1

State

Federal

Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant

2

15

6

Hyattstown Wastewater Treatment Plant

2

15

6

Damascus Wastewater Treatment Plant

2

14

6

Triadelphia Reservoir

4

14

3

Brighton Dam

4

14

3

Gaithersburg Depot

3

17

6

Lyttonsville Depot

5

18

8

Potomac Water Filtration Plant

1

15

6

Little Seneca Reservoir

12600 Great Seneca Highway, Germantown, MD 20874

12600 Great Seneca Highway, Germantown, MD 20874

25750 Frederick Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871

23730 Log House Road, Damascus, MD 20877

2600 Triadelphia Lake Road, Brookeville, MD 20833

2 Brighton Dam Road, Brookeville, MD 20833

111 West Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

2501 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

County

9

12200 River Road, Potomac, MD 20854

2

15

6


Prince s County PRINCEGGeorge EORGE’S C’OUNTY 1 2

Frederick County

1

5

RT

4

95

Beltsville

RT 19 7

Greenbelt College 3 RT 19 Park

0

45

RT 50

RT 20

1

RT

Lanham

RT 50

45 0

RT 20

2

Hyattsville

14

RT 2

RT

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Bowie

RT

6

95

20

New Carrollton

RT 301

Montgomery County

3

2

95

Upper Marlboro

Suitland

RT 4

7

95

Clinton

Fort Washington RT 210

Brandywine

RT

21

0

RT 5

9

RT 5

8

National Harbor

RT 301

Oxon Hill

95

Legislative Districts

1

State

Federal

T. Howard Duckett Dam

1

21

4

Patuxent Water Filtration Plant

1

21

4

WSSC Headquarters

1

21

4

Parkway Wastewater Treatment Plant

1

23A

4

Anacostia Depot

5

47A

4

Western Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant

9

23B

5

Temple Hills Depot

9

26

5

Piscataway Wastewater Treatment Plant

9

26

5

Rocky Gorge Reservoir

7400 Brooklyn Bridge Road, Laurel, MD 20707

7400 Brooklyn Bridge Road, Laurel, MD 20707

6101 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD 20707

14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707

10100 Canadian Way, Laurel, MD 20708

3500 Kenilworth Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781

6600 Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

8444 Temple Hill Road, Temple Hills, MD 20748

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

County

9

11 Farmington Road West, Accokeek, MD 20607

1

21

4


At-A-Glance

99

500,000

Laboratory tests per year

years & counting !

No w violationaster quality since 191 8

169,500,000 gallons per day

2 Water

delivered to

1.8 million residents

.

5,600 miles

Filtration Plants

3

54 Tanks

reservoirs

MAINTAINS 42,000+ FIRE HYDRANTS

Average daily consumption of

FIRE PROTECTION Wind energy accounts for 28% of WSSC’s total power consumption

70 gallons

per person per day

Our Wastewater System Spans

5,500 miles Reducing our carbon footprint

with 17,000 solar panels

6 Wastewater

Treatment Plants

55 pump stations

Where Water Matters


Our Budget Salaries & Wages

16.3%

Regional Sewage Disposal

7.2%

Heat, Light & Power

3.0%

Debt Service

36.7%

All Other

36.8%

Consulting Engineer All Other

FY 2018 Operating Budget $740,780,177

8.3% 22.3%

Salaries & Wages Contract Work

4.3% 65.1%

FY 2018 Capital Budget $696,711,316

Contact Us Intergovernmental Relations Office Karyn Riley, Esq., Director • Karyn.Riley@wsscwater.com Guy Andes, Manager • Guy.Andes@wsscwater.com iro@wsscwater.com

(301) 206-8228 (Laurel Office – 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, Md. 20707)

(301) 261-2789 (Annapolis Office – 7 State Circle, Annapolis, Md. 21401)

wsscwater.com •

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