WASHINGTON --The Washington Suburban Sanitary District, a frequent and substantial issuer of tax-exempt bonds, is moving from a primarily market-driven capital improvements program to one driven also by debt and spending affordability requirements.

This shift and other factors, such as plenty of available capacity for water supply and sewage disposal, mean fewer bond issuances in the foreseeable future, said officials with the utility district, which serves Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland and has $1.9 billion in outstanding debt.

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