WSSC Replaces Water Mains Along MD 212 in Beltsville Area of Prince George’s County

Year-long Project will Enhance Reliability and Service to Customers

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Work will Impact Traffic Along North and Southbound MD 212

LAUREL, Md. – November 2, 2017: WSSC will begin work next week, weather permitting, to replace three miles of aging water mains underneath Powder Mill Road (MD 212) in Beltsville. The $2.8 million project, which includes replacing old cast iron pipes with new zinc-coated ductile iron pipes, extends from Riggs Road to Beltsville Drive.

Water main replacement projects involve heavy equipment, digging, noise and lane closures. Customers may experience a brief interruption in service when on-property lines are connected to the new main. WSSC will notify customers prior to this brief interruption in service.

WSSC is working closely with the Maryland State Highway Administration to minimize traffic impacts by limiting weekday work hours to be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Traffic along Powder Mill Road will be impacted during these off-peak hours. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead as lane closures may cause delays. Flagpersons, cones and signs will alert and guide motorists through this section of Powder Mill Road. WSSC urges motorists to drive safely when traveling through work zones.

Weekend work between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. may occur. WSSC will notify residents and businesses prior to any weekend work.

The entire project is expected to be complete in fall 2018, weather permitting. Final restoration of sidewalks, roadways and landscaping is weather dependent and takes place within 90 days following completion of the pipe work.

WSSC has engaged in extensive public outreach to inform customers and business owners about this project. More information can be found at To help inform customers about what to expect during water main replacement projects, WSSC created this short video.

Customers can follow WSSC on Twitter (@WSSCWaterNews) and Facebook (@WSSCWater) for regular project updates and other general information about WSSC. 

WSSC Water is the proud provider of safe, seamless and satisfying water services, making the essential possible every day for our neighbors in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. We work to deliver our best because it’s what our customers expect and deserve.

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