WSSC Replaces 4.5 Miles of Water Mains in Prince George’s County

Projects Enhance Reliability and Service to Customers

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAUREL, Md. – September 13, 2017: Work is underway to replace 4.5 miles of old water mains with new zinc-coated ductile iron pipes in two Prince George’s County neighborhoods. The new pipes are expected to last approximately 100 years and highlight WSSC’s continued commitment to replace aging infrastructure improving reliability and service to customers.

Work includes:

Greenwood Water Main Replacement – $1 Million

  • Replacing approximately one mile of water main in the Glenn Dale neighborhood near Hillmeade Road and Augusta Drive. Construction began in early September and is expected to be complete in spring 2018, weather permitting.

Locksley Road Water Main Replacement - $3.5 Million

  • Replacing 3.5 miles of water main, 1.5 miles of water service connections and 100 feet of sewer service connections in the Fort Washington neighborhood near Fort Foote Road. Construction began in late August and is expected to be complete in fall 2018, weather permitting.

Water main replacement projects involve heavy equipment, digging, noise, lane closures and parking restrictions. Work will take place weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Customers will experience a brief interruption in service when the new main is activated. WSSC will notify customers prior to this brief interruption. Final restoration of sidewalks, roadways, and landscaping is weather dependent and occurs within 90 days following completion of the pipe work.

During these water main replacement projects, WSSC collaborates with county agencies to minimize disruptions. All projects include signs with WSSC contact information. Customers are encouraged to contact the listed project managers for project-specific questions. To help inform customers about what to expect during water main replacement work, WSSC created this short video.

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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