High Emergency Call Volume Continues at WSSC

Over 160 Water Main Breaks in the Past Week

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAUREL, MD – February 23, 2015:  The extraordinary high volume of calls into the WSSC Emergency Call Center continues today. If you are without service, please report problems via the WSSC app and/or email.

Please remember, if you have an indoor water meter and you suspect that it is frozen, please call a plumber. If you suspect that your household pipes are frozen, please call a plumber. WSSC is only responsible for outside meters and pipes as well as the connections to homes and businesses. You can also protect your pipes with our winterizing tips.

In the past seven days, WSSC has experienced over 160 water main breaks and leaks. Yesterday alone, there were 75 broken water mains between Montgomery and Prince George’s counties that needed repair. Additional crews have been working around the clock and WSSC will continue to make repairs to restore service to all customers as quickly as possible.

Note: Inspectors are also working around the clock to investigate all reported breaks and frozen meter calls. We are asking for customers to please be patient. A normal response time is 2-4 hours; we are exceeding that window at this time due to a high volume of frozen outdoor meter reports. 

Thank you again to our customers for their patience.

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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