The Montgomery County and Prince George’s County councils will hold their annual joint meeting regarding the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s budget at 3 p.m. today, at the WSSC headquarters in Laurel. The budget agreement also will determine the rate increase for the water agency’s customers—an increase proposed to be 8.5 percent.
The councils will discuss and then vote on the WSSC’s proposed $1.1 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2011. The approved budget will pay for increased sewage treatment costs and increased costs of Sanitary Sewer Overflow Consent Decree compliance. The budget will also fund increased infrastructure renewal or replacement.
The budget, which takes effect on July 1, 201 0, can be reviewed on the WSSC’s Web site at www.wsscwater.com/budget/.