Sewer Main Break at Hoyles Mill Wastewater Pumping Station in Montgomery County

Drinking Water System Not Affected

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – June 13, 2016 –On Monday afternoon a 14 inch broken pressurized sewer main was reported at the Hoyles Mill Wastewater Pumping Station in Montgomery County. An investigation by WSSC estimates the break occurred approximately at 2:30 a.m. and it is possible more than 10,000 gallons of untreated wastewater was spilled.

Crews have located the break at 15001 Hoyles Mill Road in Boyds, Maryland and have started to recover as much spilled wastewater as possible while the repairs are being made. 

The sewer spill occurred on a grassy area near the pumping station. The untreated wastewater did not enter any bodies of water. Appropriate notifications have been made to the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Montgomery County Health Department.

Signs have also been posted around the area informing residents of the spill. Following further investigations and complete report, WSSC will update the amount of wastewater spilled.

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 notifications form citizens if a sewer back up is suspected. Citizens can call 301-206-4002 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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