Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station SSO
Updated with Total Amount
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – May 17, 2014: The total of yesterdayÂs Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) at the Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping station yesterday was 655,000 gallons. The SSO began at approximately 9:00 a.m. and ended at approximately 12:15 p.m. The excessive rainfall caused high flows which exceeded the pump stationÂs capacity, even with all pumps in operation.
Notifications were made to the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Prince George’s County Health Department, and local municipalities. WSSC crews will post signs and perform any necessary cleanup in the affected area.
WSSC is committed to protecting the health of the public and the environment. With more than 5,400 miles of sewer mains throughout its service area, WSSC appreciates notification from citizens if a sewer back up is suspected. Citizens can call 301-206-4002 or toll free 1-800-828-6439 at any time to report water or sewer emergencies in Prince George's or 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.