WINTER IS COMING! WSSC to Highlight #WinterReady Plans

Great Visuals of Broken Water Mains/Repairs, Heavy Equipment, Tools, Leak Detection Demonstration and Homeowner Tips

| Media Advisory

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

*** MEDIA ADVISORY / PHOTO OP ***

Laurel – December 4, 2017: John Snow was right… winter is coming. Much colder temps are forecast for the DMV this week and that means an increase in water main breaks. WSSC is #WinterReady and will detail plans to rapidly respond to, and fix, broken pipes at a media briefing on Thursday, December 7, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at WSSC’s Anacostia Depot, 3500 Kenilworth Avenue in Hyattsville.

See what it takes to repair a broken water main, check out the tools of the trade, including heavy equipment and a leak detection demonstration. WSSC General Manager and CEO Carla Reid will detail WSSC’s #WinterReady plans and share pipe protection tips for homeowners.

WHAT: WSSC’s #WinterReady Media Briefing/Photo Ops

WHO: Carla Reid, WSSC General Manager and CEO, Utility Services Crew Members

WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 9:30 –11 a.m., Rain or Shine

WHERE: WSSC Anacostia Depot, 3500 Kenilworth Avenue, Hyattsville, MD

DIRECTIONS: Upon arrival at 3500 Kenilworth Avenue, follow signs to the rear portion of the Anacostia warehouse yard. 

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a very visual event. Displays include: a broken water main being repaired, heavy equipment, trucks, tools, a leak detection demonstration, new zinc-coated ductile-iron pipe, homeowner tips, charts and graphs. We are flexible on time – come anytime between 9:30 and 11 a.m. and get what you need… quickly and easily.

Established in 1918, today WSSC is among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation. We proudly serve the 1.8 million residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, providing life’s most precious resource. WSSC drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards.

 

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