MEDIA ADVISORY: How Old Are Our Pipes? “Wooden” You Like to See?

Crews in Mt. Rainier Are Pulling Century-Old Pipes from Ground

| Media Advisory

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wooden PipeLaurel – September 2, 2015 – WSSC is no stranger to aging infrastructure, but it isn’t often we get to see those original old wooden water mains installed during World War I. But that’s the case in Mt. Rainier.

As part of a water main replacement project, WSSC is removing the wooden pipes that were installed around 1915. Taken out of service in the 1940s, the wooden pipes were left in the ground and another water main was put in service on the other side of the street. Now the Commission is replacing the 1940s-era pipes in the same trench where the century-old pipes are located.

A WSSC spokesperson will be onsite Thursday for this cool photo and video opportunity.

Date:               Thursday, September 3, 2015

Time:              10:00 A.M.

Location:       34th Ave & Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier

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