WSSC Offers Great FREE Activity For Families

WSSC is putting on a fun, educational and free event.  For those of us in Laurel Maryland this is great event right in our own back yard.

Laurel (March 26, 2009 ): It’s Spring again…and in addition to
providing the community with clean fresh water, the Washington Suburban
Sanitary Commission (WSSC) offers its customers and the broader
community many educational and recreational opportunities.

This spring WSSC offers a full array of fun and educational activities
for all ages. From the H20 Fest to access to our various recreation
areas throughout the community, WSSC is encouraging the community to
come out, enjoy and soak in the springtime. Although many of the WSSC
activities are geared toward environmental awareness and eco-friendly
initiatives we still know how to have a great time.

Please join us for:

H2O Fest – On Saturday, April 18th from noon to 4 p.m. local elementary
school students, staff from local government agencies, Scouts troops and
the Patuxent Riverkeeper will be on hand to help the public celebrate
how thinking green can protect blue – the Patuxent Reservoirs Watershed.
People of all ages can learn how to preserve and protect our water
source through a variety of activities including:

* Tours of T.H. Duckett Dam
* WSSC Sewer Cleaning Demonstration
* Wind Power display
* Arts and crafts for the children
* Green building materials
* Rain Barrel and Native Tree raffles

This FREE event will be held near WSSC’s T. Howard Duckett Dam at 7401
Brooklyn Bridge Road in Laurel (just west of the I-95 overpass).

Waste Water Treatment Plant Tours – On Saturday, April 25, WSSC will
open its Seneca in Germantown, Western Branch in Upper Marlboro,
Piscataway in Accokeek and Damascus Waste Water Treatment Plants for
public tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WSSC recreation areas are available to the community for picnicking,
boating, fishing and horseback riding. They include Brighton Dam;
Greenbridge Fishing Area; Triadelphia Picnic and Fishing Area; Pigtail
Branch Fishing and Hunting Area; Big Branch Recreation Area; Brown’s
Bridge Fishing Area; Supplee Lane Recreation Area; and Scott’s Cove.

The recreation areas are open from sunrise to sunset. Seasonal fishing
permits are $60.00 and a day permit costs $5.00. Permits are required
for persons 16 to 64 years of age.

Patuxent River Clean-up Day – On Saturday, April 4th from 9 a.m. to
noon, as part of Earth Month, we are encouraging residents to join your
watershed neighbors, scout troops and school groups at various WSSC
recreation sites on Rocky Gorge and Triadelphia Reservoirs.

For more information, including a complete rundown of WSSC sponsored
events this spring, please contact (301) 206-8100, or visit <> and click on a spring
event above Hot Topics


WSSC is the 8th largest water and wastewater utility in the nation,
serving nearly 1.8 million residents in Prince George’s and Montgomery
counties. We operate and maintain seven water and wastewater plants,
more than 5,500 miles of fresh water pipeline and nearly 5,400 miles of
sewer pipeline. Since 1918 our drinking water has always met or exceeded
federal standards.

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