WSSC Continues Nighttime Sewer Work in Montgomery County
WSSC measures wastewater flows in the Heritage Walk community. Work is part of comprehensive sewer basin study to enhance wastewater collection system.
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel, Maryland – August 26, 2004: Continuing their efforts to enhance a wastewater collection system that protects public health and helps return clean water to the environment, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) will begin nighttime sewer work in the Heritage Walk community, located off Tuckerman Lane near I-270, in Montgomery County.
The sewer main work will take place overnight from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. for approximately 10 days starting Sunday, August 29, weather permitting, in sewer mains under the following roads: Tuckerman Lane, Whisperwood Lane, Earlsgate Lane, Earlsgate Way, Lancelot Drive, Roundtable Court, Windermere Circle, Windermere Court, Maxwood Court, Starwood Way, Cameo Court, Mazwood Road, Charnwood Drive, Mazwood Place, Lux Lane and Wayside Drive.
Crews will open manholes in these areas to monitor wastewater flows to determine if groundwater is infiltrating the sanitary sewer. Groundwater infiltration can deplete pipe flow capacity, increase wastewater treatment costs and may indicate pipe defects. Water or wastewater services will not be impacted.
The late night / early morning work is part of WSSC's comprehensive Cabin John sewer basin study that started spring 2003. The multi-year study that will capture data on rainfall, wastewater flows, the conditions of pipes and manholes and areas where sewer mains have become exposed due to erosion in creeks and streambeds. Investigators also will review growth patterns to develop plans to meet future wastewater needs. The $5 million contract was awarded to URS Corporation, of Baltimore, MD.
WSSC is among the 10 largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation, serving 1.6 million customers in Prince George's and Montgomery counties.
For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.