It's Official

Maryland Gov. Emerson Harrington signed the Act of 1918 that formed the Washington Suburban Sanitary District. The measure took effect May 1, 1918.

The State of Maryland created the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to oversee the Sanitary District and play a vital role in the public health of the region. At the time, only 30,000 people lived in the service area. By 1933, a mere 15 years later, the population more than doubled to 65,000. Initially, Prince George’s and Montgomery counties’ service area covered only the more populated 95 square miles close to D.C. Over one hundred years later, the service area spans more than 1,000 square miles and the water utility continues its journey as WSSC Water.

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Water Fund

Affordability

Supporting our neighbors when they need help the most.

WSSC Water is committed to making water and sewer bills more affordable. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Water Fund. Established in 1994 by WSSC Water employees, the Water Fund helps residential customers who are experiencing financial hardship pay their water/sewer bills. It is funded through the generous donations of customers, community members and WSSC Water employees. The Salvation Army, in each county, administers the Water Fund. Learn more at wsscwater.com/waterfund.

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Events

No Water, No Beer: BINGO Fundraiser Event

October 23, 2019 | 7 - 9 PM

Denizens Brewing Company
1115 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Join WSSC Water and Denizens for a No Water, No Beer Fundraiser! October 23 is Imagine a Day Without Water, a national event to raise awareness about the value of water. What better day to also raise awareness (and $$$) for the Water Fund which helps neighbors year-round who need help to pay their water and sewer bills! Learn more about the Water Fund.

We'll have $5 bingo, prizes and fun trivia to enjoy.

No Water, No Beer: BINGO Fundraiser Event

October 24, 2019 | 7 - 9 PM

Denizens Brewing Company
4550 Van Buren St.
Riverdale Park, MD 20737

Join WSSC Water and Denizens for a No Water, No Beer Fundraiser! October 23 is Imagine a Day Without Water, a national event to raise awareness about the value of water. What better day to also raise awareness (and $$$) for the Water Fund which helps neighbors year-round who need help to pay their water and sewer bills! Learn more about the Water Fund.

We'll have $5 bingo, prizes and fun trivia to enjoy.

*This location is a restaurant so it is a family-friendly event.*

Blue Tie Ball

October 26, 2019 | 6:30 - 11 PM

The Hotel at the University of Maryland
7777 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740

Want to make a difference to those in need? This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Water Fund – a crucial lifeline to customers in need of assistance paying their water/sewer bill. To celebrate this milestone and raise money for the Water Fund, we are hosting the 2nd annual Blue Tie Ball – our signature event to help customers afford safe, clean drinking water. At this year’s event, we will honor other champions of affordability, including: Kelly Caplan, Katrina Metzler, Radhika Fox and US Senator Ben Cardin. Purchase your tickets now!

History Book

Beyond The Pipes

A Century of Serving Our Community

Beyond the Pipes is a visual history book that provides a historic account of our community’s water and wastewater infrastructure with untold stories and compelling images. Learn how environmental stewardship, public health and economic development intersect with passion, work ethic and community partnership.

This centennial book details the 100-year journey of an innovative, water utility in service to our neighbors of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. This hard-cover keepsake includes a visual timeline including local history and never-before seen photos from the WSSC Water archive.

All proceeds from Beyond the Pipes go to WSSC Water Fund, to assist our neighbors who need financial assistance with water and sewer bills.

ISBN: 978-0-692-94952-8





Centennial Media Kit

Commemorative Materials

Over one hundred years ago, WSSC Water’s founders created the groundwork for a system now recognized as one of the leaders in the world for water systems. Today, safe drinking water and innovative water resource recovery remain as vital as ever. Balancing the needs of the present while protecting the environment for future generations ensures access to a life essential — clean water.

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