MONDAY 3:15 P.M. UPDATE Two Lanes to Open on University Boulevard for Monday Evening Rush Hour in Silver Spring

Repairs Continue on Water Main

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – August 1, 2016: Road restoration along University Boulevard in Silver Spring, between Piney Branch Road and Carroll Avenue is progressing quicker than expected following two water main breaks on Sunday.

Two eastbound lanes of University Boulevard between Piney Branch Road and Carroll Avenue are expected to open about 4:30 p.m. today. The rest of the lanes, including all westbound lanes will remain closed for repairs. An update on the Tuesday morning rush hour will be provided late tonight.

Approximately 30 feet of pipe is being replaced at the site of the 12-inch water main break at 807 University Boulevard. That pipe broke Sunday afternoon and water was shut off about 3:30 a.m. today. There are about 34 customers without water, including residents of the University Manor Apartments. Water service is expected to be restored by 6:00 p.m.

The other 12-inch main that broke Sunday morning at 831 University Boulevard was repaired overnight and water service was restored to the 15 affected customers at 3:30 a.m. today.

The water main that runs in this area of University Boulevard is 89 years old.

WSSC appreciates the patience of the customers and commuters affected by the water main breaks.

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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.

 

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