Excessive Rainfall Causes Sanitary Sewer Overflow at the Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station
Drinking Water System Not Affected
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – May 16, 2014: Excessive rainfall caused a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) at the Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping station today, located at 10315 Livingston Road in Fort Washington. The SSO began at approximately 9:00 a.m. and ended at approximately 12:15 p.m. A total amount for the SSO will be determined and reported as quickly as possible.
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.