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




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.

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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