WSSC Prepares for Significant Winter Storm

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel  – February 12, 2014: WSSC has completed all necessary storm preparations in advance of a system forecasted to hit the region tonight and tomorrow (Thursday, February 13). 

Snow storms do not typically increase the number of water main breaks in our system. However, to maintain the safety of our workforce, WSSC might need to delay some repairs to water mains until after the storm. This could mean a longer service disruption than normal.

In preparation of the forecasted storm, WSSC has:

  • Made arrangements to keep the water distribution system as full as possible during the storm
  • Topped off all chemical storage tanks
  • Topped off fuel tanks on site and portable generators are full and one portable generator was strategically deployed
  • Topped off fuel tanks for all vehicles
  • Implemented staff changes to ensure around-the-clock operations and to reduce response times
  • Tested and made ready snow removal and salting equipment at key locations

We will provide updates on our website, through local media and on Facebook and Twitter (those without power to their home can still check social media on their handheld devices.)

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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