WSSC Agrees to Stop Polluting Potomac

On October 21, 2015, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) voted to enter into a binding legal agreement with Potomac Riverkeeper, the State of Maryland and Chesapeake Bay Foundation requiring WSSC to take immediate action to stop its illegal discharges of millions of pounds of aluminum, sediment, and other pollutants into the Potomac River from its Potomac, Maryland drinking water treatment plant. The agreement also requires WSSC to completely overhaul or rebuild the facility to modern standards, and invest $1 million in environmental projects in the Potomac to improve water quality.

Potomac Riverkeeper Network

Read the press release or the Washington Post article.