WSSC to Reopen Watershed in the Wake of Storm System

Recreation Areas Were Closed Today as a Safety Precaution

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Laurel, Maryland – June 13, 2013: The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has assessed the recreation areas surrounding the watershed around the Triadelphia and Rocky Gorge reservoirs and will reopen all sites tomorrow morning.

All recreation areas were closed today in advance of the dangerous storm system that swept through the area this afternoon. The watershed remains closed at this time to equestrian use because damp and muddy conditions threaten the integrity of the trails designated for horseback riding.

As a reminder, WSSC offers visitors a hotline (301-206-4FUN) to check on the open/closed status of the watershed or inquire about Boarding Stable Owner and Adjacent Landowner Direct Access permits. Other important phone numbers include 301-206-8888 to reach security, or 301-206-7485 for maintenance issues.

Visitors to the watershed are able participate in a wide range of activities, including hiking, bird watching, boating and fishing. WSSC released a new set of regulations and fees in March, which can be read on our website.

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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