FY 2015 WSSC Rate
Increase Lowest Since 2007
Prince George’s and
Montgomery County lawmakers, convening their annual Bi-County Budget meeting on
Thursday, May 8, 2014, unanimously adopted the budgets for the Washington Suburban
Sanitary Commission (WSSC); the bi-county portion of the Maryland-National
Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC); and the Washington Suburban
Transit Commission (WSTC).
Prince George’s County
Council Chairman Mel Franklin praised the collaborative spirit of the two
“I applaud the efforts of both
counties in working together and agreeing on most of the FY 2015 budget
decisions. Our joint cooperation
positively impact residents in both jurisdictions.”
During the joint session at
the WSSC headquarters in Laurel, Maryland, both Councils approved the WSSC FY
2015 operating and capital budget of $1.3 billion. The new budget includes a 5.5-percent rate
increase for water and sewer customers, which is the lowest since 2007. Under the new spending plan, customers who
use 210 gallons of water daily will experience an increase of $4.09 a month.
All new bi-county spending plans are effective on July 1, 2014.
All new bi-county spending
plans are effective on July 1, 2014.
legislative powers of Prince George’s County are vested in the County
Council. The County Council sits as the
District Council on zoning and land use policy, and as the Board of Health to govern
and guide health policy. The County
Council meets as a legislative body on Tuesdays in the Council Hearing Room on
the first floor of the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro. For more information on the Prince George’s
County Council, please visit www.princegeorgescountymd.gov