WSSC Media Release - May 2, 2012

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS & COMMUNITY RELATIONS


 

 

Water Main Break Causes Service Disruption

Low/No Water Pressure in Several Areas of Prince George’s County

 
 

Contact: I.J.Hudson
ihudson@wsscwater.com
(301) 206-8100


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.

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Established in 1918, today WSSC is among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation, with a network of nearly 5,600 miles of fresh water pipeline and more than 5,400 miles of sewer pipeline. Serving 1.8 million residents in Prince George.s and Montgomery counties, WSSC drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards.


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