June 1, 2023 WSSC Water to Host Open House in Gaithersburg on Thursday, June 8, to Offer Tips on Saving Water and Provide Help to Those Behind on Their Water Bills

by Patrick Herron

Per Montgomery County: WSSC Water will hold an open house from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg that will range from offering water-saving tips to helping customers who have fallen behind on their water bills. Bohrer Park is located at 506 South Frederick Road in Gaithersburg. The open house will include activities for kids.

During June, WSSC Water will temporarily suspend water turnoffs to encourage participation in its “Get Current” program. The open house will have WSSC Water representatives that will work with residents through the utility’s Get Current program, which is running through June 30. The program could provide bill credits and 100 percent waivers of late payment charges and turn-on fees. Eligibility for the special programs is based on median household income.

As of late March 2023, nearly 87,000 WSSC Water accounts are past due, totaling almost $57 million—the vast majority of which are residential customers. Along with helping customers, the Get Current program is vital to ensuring WSSC Water recoups funds to invest in and improve our critical infrastructure. The open house also will be able to answer general questions about WSSC bills.

Other experts will be available to provide details on how to find and fix leaks, on environmental issues, on water quality and on contracting opportunities. More information on the WSSC Water open house is available at wsscwater.com/openhouse.


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