***6:00 p.m. UPDATE*** WSSC Mandatory Water Restrictions And Repairs Continue

Two Northbound Lanes Now Open on Connecticut Avenue

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel– March 20, 2013: Repairs to the 60-inch water main that burst Monday night in Chevy Chase continue. Crews will remove a 20-foot section of the 5-foot diameter pipe tonight and replace it with a new section. Once repairs to the pipe are complete it will take several additional days for the work in the area to conclude.

 

Two northbound lanes of Connecticut Avenue are now open at the work site. The other northbound lane remains closed between Dunlop Street and Manor Road so the repair crews can work safely. All southbound lanes are open.

 

WSSC continues to ask customers in Montgomery and Prince George’s County to limit their water use and consumption where possible to comply with the mandatory water restrictions. The restrictions ensure adequate water reserves for fire protection and medical/hospital services. There are NO water service disruptions associated with this repair. The water is safe to drink!

Until water restrictions are lifted, it is imperative that all business and residential customers:

  • Use water only as necessary – i.e., shorter showers and turn off faucets after washing hands and while brushing teeth

  • Limit flushing toilets (do not flush after every use)

  • Limit using washing machines and dishwashers (wash full loads only)

  • Stop all outside water use - i.e., no watering lawns, shrubs, flowers; no washing cars

     

These mandatory water restrictions apply to all WSSC customers, residential and business, in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.WSSC police will issue citations to violators of the water restrictions. A violation carries a fine of up to $500 fine.

 

WSSC will notify customers once mandatory restrictions are no longer necessary.

 

For additional information log on to the WSSC website at www.wsscwater.com or call the WSSC Call Center at 301.206.4002.

 

Last modified on: Wed, 20 Mar 2013

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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