Sanitary Sewer Overflow in Riverdale

Drinking Water System Not Affected

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – August 18, 2016 – There is a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) in the median of the Baltimore Washington Parkway between Route 410 and Route 450 that started at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday and is currently ongoing.

WSSC is working closely with the National Park Service to safely move in equipment to begin installing an overpass and stop the wastewater overflow.

Appropriate notifications have been made to the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Prince George’s County Health Department.

WSSC is committed to protecting the health of the public and the environment. With more than 5,400 miles of sewer mains throughout its service area, WSSC appreciates notification from citizens if a sewer backup is suspected. Citizens can call 301-206-4002 or toll-free 1-800-828-6439 at any time to report water or sewer emergencies in Prince George's or Montgomery counties.

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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