ADVISORY: WSSC Puts Something New in the Ground

See what’s being done to extend the life of water mains for future generations

| Media Advisory

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAUREL, MD – October 26: Aging infrastructure isn’t a problem to be fixed overnight, but WSSC is leading the pack, making an innovative change so its water mains last longer.

TOMORROW, Thursday, October 27, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., WSSC will hold a special media event at an active construction site where an old water main is being replaced in the 6000 block of Broad Street at 61st Street in Bethesda.

WSSC will detail two key material changes that will extend the life expectancy of new water mains. These new products won’t change the fact that WSSC will be faced with hundreds of water main breaks this winter, but the changes are key to extending the life of new infrastructure going in the ground.

WHAT: Major Announcement about WSSC’s Water Main Material Change

WHO:WSSC Chief Engineer Gary Gumm & Regional Director Allen H. Cox, P.E. of the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association

WHERE: 6000 Broad Street at 61st Street, Bethesda (parking available - 6100 block of 61st Street)

WHEN:Thursday, October 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

VISUALS:Active water main replacement job site where new materials will be going in the ground.

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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