3:20 PM UPDATE: Repairs Completed on Rockville Pike Water Main Break

Road Restoration Underway

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – April 27, 2016: WSSC has completed repairs on the 16-inch water main on Rockville Pike near Cedar Lane. Service has been restored to the 116 customers affected by the break.

All northbound lanes on Rockville Pike at Cedar Lane are open. One southbound lane is currently open. Once road restoration is finished, all southbound lanes will reopen. That is expected to happen later tonight.

WSSC confirmed the broken water main at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday. Water was shut off by 3:30 a.m.

Today’s break is the second time in approximately six months that the 75-year-old stretch of pipe has broken. There was a break in the area on October 13, 2015.

WSSC appreciates the patience of everyone affected by the water main break and subsequent repairs.

Follow us on Twitter @WSSCWaterNews for updates on the lane closures and all other WSSC related news.

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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