Low Water Pressure Improving in Parts of Prince George’s County

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel, Maryland – October 05, 2012: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) customers who live in the area of Allentown Road, south of Branch Avenue in Prince George’s County are now seeing improved water pressure.

Work on a 20-inch water main caused WSSC to experience low pressure overnight. The main has since been repaired and put back into service. Water pressure is now returning to normal.

Despite the low pressure, the water is safe to drink. If you experience discolored water, flush your cold water lines. Start with the highest faucet in your house, working your way to the lowest, letting each one run for five minutes. For more detailed instructions, view our flushing video.

If you still experience discolored water after flushing, please call our 24 hour Emergency Call Center at 301.206.4002.

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.

 

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