Crews Repairing Two Water Main Breaks in Silver Spring
All Lanes of University Boulevard Closed Between Seek Lane and Carroll Avenue
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – July 31, 2016: WSSC crews are on the scene of two 12-inch water main breaks on University Boulevard in Silver Spring. As a result of the two breaks, all lanes of University Boulevard (eastbound and westbound) are closed between Seek Lane and Carroll Avenue.
Lane closures are expected for the Monday morning commute. More details will be provided as repairs progress through the night.
The first break happened about 10:00 a.m. at 831 University Boulevard. Water was shut off about 11:30 a.m., leaving 15 customers without service.
Crews were working to repair that break when a second break occurred about 3:30 p.m. at 807 University Boulevard, about a half a mile from the first break. Water flowing from the second break has been controlled but has not been completely shut off, allowing customers in the area to have water service.
WSSC is utilizing an emergency contractor to make repairs on the second break. Once that contractor is fully mobilized on scene, water will be shut off at the site of the second break.
A water station has already been set up for affected customers at Sligo Adventist School located at 8300 Carroll Avenue.
The 12-inch water main that runs in this area of University Boulevard is 89 years old. The location of the second break is very close to the location of a break on the same line that was repaired in April.
WSSC appreciates the patience of everyone affected by the water main breaks and subsequent repairs.
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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.