2:15 P.M. UPDATE: Rockville Pike Restoration Underway
Water Main Repairs Completed and Water Service Restored
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – October 14, 2015 – Road repairs are underway on Rockville Pike (Rt. 355) at Cedar Lane in Bethesda following Tuesday’s 16-inch water main break. Paving crews will work through tonight’s rush hour, keeping at least one lane open both north and southbound. All lanes are expected to be open prior to the Thursday morning rush hour.
The 74-year-old cast iron pipe broke Tuesday afternoon and left about 250 customers without water. Repairs to the pipe were completed around noon today and water service was restored to all customers.
It is common for customers to experience discolored water following a water main break in their area. Cold water taps should be run for five minutes to allow the discolored water to flush out. Check out WSSC’s website for more details on flushing after a water main break.
WSSC appreciates the patience of everyone affected by this water main break. Remember to follow @WSSCWaterNews on Twitter and WSSC Water on Facebook for the latest WSSC news and information.
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.