Post Tagged with: "Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission"

WSSC Water names new GM, CEO

WSSC Water names new GM, CEO

November 29, 2022 at 1:09 pm 0 comments

Ushering in a new era of leadership, stakeholder engagement and strategic opportunities, WSSC Water’s Board of Commissioners has announced Kishia L. Powell as the commission’s next general manager and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1. Powell currently serves as DC Water’s chief operating officer and executive vice president. “Commissioners conductedRead More

WSSC gets patent for Universal Fire Hydrant Tool

WSSC gets patent for Universal Fire Hydrant Tool

September 29, 2022 at 8:17 am 0 comments

WSSC Water has received a patent from the United States Patent Office for its Universal Fire Hydrant Tool, developed by employees to simplify maintenance and repairs. The one tool replaces many tools needed by WSSC Water crews to repair five different types of hydrants in a network of 42,000 hydrantsRead More

WSSC cuts more than $131 million in FY21 budget

WSSC cuts more than $131 million in FY21 budget

May 11, 2020 at 10:14 am 0 comments

The Montgomery and Prince George’s County Councils recently met to approve WSSC Water’s nearly $1.5 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget. The approved budget will allow WSSC Water to continue protecting public health by upgrading aging pipes, plants and pumps across both counties to ensure safe, clean drinking water continuesRead More

COMMENTARY: Time to Start Recycling for Research

COMMENTARY: Time to Start Recycling for Research

April 8, 2019 at 8:56 am 0 comments

By Gordon Henrich As I was moderating a session at a trenchless rehab seminar it became obvious that most research and development in our industry is being done on new pipe and manholes ordered directly from a manufacturer. If our focus is rehabilitation, why aren’t we using actual components that needRead More

WSSC names new inspector general

September 24, 2018 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Commissioners at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) have announced the selection of Arthur A. Elkins, Jr., as inspector general. Since 2010, Elkins has served as inspector general for both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. “I am excited about theRead More

WSSC approves $250 million renewable energy project

WSSC approves $250 million renewable energy project

May 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

Last week, commissioners of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) approved the first phase of a $250 million project that will generate power by transforming sewage into renewable energy. The $44 million contract will allow WSSC to begin design and early construction of the Piscataway Bio-Energy Project located at theRead More

Turning Data Into Decisions: WSSC Prioritizes Water Main Replacement

Turning Data Into Decisions: WSSC Prioritizes Water Main Replacement

October 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

  Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Prioritizes Water Main Replacement with Comprehensive Inspection Program Water asset management can be a lofty enterprise, particularly if you’re one of the largest utilities in the United States. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), established in 1918, covers nearly 1,000 sq-miles in Prince George’s andRead More

Resetting the Clock on Infrastructure

Resetting the Clock on Infrastructure

September 5, 2017 at 8:50 am 0 comments

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) was established in 1918, the brainchild of public health officials and that era’s version of “civic activists.” A bond issue passed that year helped fund the system’s start and WSSC began acquiring existing water and sewerage systems within its service area – 95 squareRead More

WSSC approves nearly $150 million in infrastructure repairs

WSSC approves nearly $150 million in infrastructure repairs

May 22, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Commissioners for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission recently approved three contracts totaling $149.5 million to repair and replace aging infrastructure and meet future water supply demands for Montgomery and Prince George’s County residents. The largest contract, valued at $135 million, involves paving, roadway and sidewalk restoration throughout both counties, whichRead More