The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has agreed to a partnership with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington to serve as the Water, Sewer, Trash Kiosk partner at both JA Finance Park® Prince George’s County and JA Finance Park® Montgomery County.
“This program provides students a hands-on experience and lessons on how to best manage their finances,” said Carla A. Reid, CEO, General Manager, WSSC. “These students are going to be leaders in our communities in a few short years, and we at WSSC see the value in supporting their desire to learn these fundamental financial life skills.”
Owning or renting a home comes with a list of expenses that most young people don't yet understand. Expenses like running your water for a shower, having your trash hauled away once a week, and ensuring environmental stewardship is taking place in your neighborhood through sewer management systems are costs that many students do not typically associate with home ownership or renting. As the JA Finance Park® Water/Sewer/Trash Kiosk partner, WSSC will have the opportunity to teach kids about the average costs of these types of monthly expenses, and how it plays a role in their monthly budget.
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is grateful to have the support of WSSC, a leader in the utilities sector nationwide.
Established in 1918, WSSC is currently among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation, with a network of nearly 5,600 miles of fresh water pipeline and over 5,400 miles of sewer pipeline. Their service area spans nearly 1,000 square miles in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, and they serve 1.8 million residents through approximately 460,000 customer accounts. WSSC drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards.