WSSC Media Release - November 22, 2012




WSSC Working to Repair Water Main Break

Nearly 600 Customers Without Water in Prince George's County


Contact: Kira Calm Lewis
After Hours (Media Inquiries Only)
(240) 328-3529


Jim Neustadt
After Hours (Media Inquiries Only)
(301) 943-1237


After Hours (Customer Emergencies)
(301) 206-4002


Laurel – November 22, 2012: Crews from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) are working to repair a 16-inch water main break at 10305 New Orchard Drive, Largo, Maryland in Prince George's County. Five-hundred, ninety-six (596) customers are currently without service. WSSC has set up a water station at the corner of New Orchard Drive and Butterworth Lane to give six-gallon cases of water to area residents affected by the break



The break was first reported at approximately 4:30 this morning. There is no estimate at this time as to how long repairs will take. This pipe was installed in 1974.


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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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