TUESDAY 3:00 P.M. UPDATE: Road Restoration Continues on University Boulevard in Silver Spring

New leak was repaired today

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – August 2, 2016: Road restoration to University Boulevard in Silver Spring between Piney Branch Road and Carroll Avenue continued today despite the discovery of a leak early this morning on the 12-inch water main that was repaired yesterday evening.

Crews replaced the leaking section of pipe in the area of 807 University Boulevard and had the water main back in service by 2:00 p.m.

Repairs to the eastbound lanes of University Boulevard between Piney Branch Road and Carroll Avenue continue. Currently one eastbound lane is open and all eastbound lanes will be open by 4:00 p.m. Final restoration to the eastbound lanes is expected to be finished by Wednesday evening.

One westbound lane is open. The remaining westbound lanes will remain closed through tonight. Restoration to the westbound lanes is expected to be finished on Thursday.

Two 12-inch water mains broke Sunday in the 800-block of University Boulevard within five hours. Repairs to both were finished Monday.

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.

Follow us on Twitter @WSSCWaterNews for updates on the lane closures and all other WSSC related news.

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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