Working to ensure continued superior water quality, WSSC is conducting a feasibility study of a submerged Potomac River intake. The submerged intake would provide access to a cleaner, safer, more stable raw water supply, reduce operational costs and allow WSSC to continue to meet increasingly stringent U.S. EPA requirements. The study began in summer 2003 and should be complete in spring 2006, and will address possible locations, construction methods, costs, environmental impacts & mitigation options and outreach activities. Please click on the links below to learn more about this project.
Prince George's County Executive Supports Study
Final Study Reports
Existing Conditions and Data Report
Potomac WFP Source Water Assessment Executive Summary
Handouts and Fact Sheets from the March Public Workshop
Plant Operations Worksheet
Workshop Water Quality Fact Sheet
Schedule of Key Milestones (Feasibility Study Schedule)
National Environmental Policy Act(NEPA) Handout
NEPA Permitting Agencies
July 5, 2005 WSSC Examines Subsurface Rock Conditions in Potomac River
February 27, 2004 Public Workshop March 16
August 7, 2003 In Search of Cleaner, Better Water (Study Start)
For project-related questions or comments, please contact Project Manager Mike Vitagliano, or call (301) 206-8355.
Members of the media can contact our Public Communications Office, or call (301) 206-8100.