Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station SSO

Updated with Total Amount

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – May 17, 2014:  The total of yesterday’s 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 station’s 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.

WSSC Water is the proud provider of safe, seamless and satisfying water services, making the essential possible every day for our neighbors in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. We work to deliver our best because it’s what our customers expect and deserve.

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