FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – May 2, 2012: A break in a 16-inch water main in the 5600 block of Columbia Park Road in Hyattsville is believed to be responsible for numerous reports of low and/or no water pressure from customers in several areas of Prince George’s County including Cheverly, Hyattsville, Capitol Heights and Seat Pleasant.
Because it happened in the early morning hours in the area of a relatively unpopulated industrial park, it took several hours to locate the break.
A WSSC crew is on scene and will shut down the main and begin repair work on the 61-year-old pipe.
Until all repairs are complete, some customers could continue to experience low or no water pressure.
In the meantime, WSSC drinking water in both Prince George’s and Montgomery counties is safe to drink.