Laurel – October 13, 2015 – WSSC continues working to repair a broken 16-inch water main on Rockville Pike (Rt. 355) and Cedar Lane near the National Institute of Health in Bethesda. The 74-year old cast iron pipe broke on Tuesday afternoon around 1:00 p.m. Approximately 250 customers are currently without water while repairs are made to the water main.
At this time only one northbound lane and two southbound lanes between Cedar Lane and Pooks Hill Rd. on Rockville Pike (Rt. 355) are open to traffic. Repairs are expected to last into the morning commute. WSSC strongly encourages commuters to use alternate routes and if possible avoid the area.
Once repairs are completed, water service will be restored to customers and WSSC will continue coordinating with the Maryland State Highway Administration to asses and repave the road. WSSC will provide updates regarding the road closures after the water main repair in the morning.
WSSC will set up a water station for customers shortly at the Boy Scouts of America at 9190 Rockville Pike. Follow us on Twitter @WSSCWaterNews and on Facebook at WSSC Water.
As always, we will provide updates throughout the water main and road repair process. WSSC appreciates the patience of our customers and commuters affected by the water main break.
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.