WSSC Budget Hearings this Week

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The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has proposed a $1.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2016 that would increase overall spending by 4.8 percent. The budget proposes a modest one percent increase in usage rates. However, the proposal would increase the account maintenance fee and phase-in a new infrastructure renewal fee over two years.

The Commission has sought the fee increases to counterbalance declining water usage. If these proposals are finally adopted later this spring, WSSC’s revenues for FY 2016 would decline by $3 million for usage rates, while increasing $9 million for the account maintenance fee and $19 million for the infrastructure renewal fee. The impact on individual members would vary based on water usage and meter size. See the WSSC proposed budget document on pages 17 to 19 to estimate the impact of this proposal on your property. We will continue to closely monitor the impact of WSSC’s budget on our members’ rates.

Notice of Public Hearings for FY 2016 Operating Budget

Montgomery County

Wednesday, Feb.4, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Stella B. Werner Building
7th Floor Hearing Room,
100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD

Prince George's County

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
RMS Building, Room 308
1400 McCormick Drive, Largo, MD