Excessive Rainfall Causes Sanitary Sewer Overflow at the Fort Washington Estates Wastewater Pumping Station

Drinking Water System Not Affected

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel, Md. – June 2, 2018 – Heavy rainfall in the Fort Washington area this afternoon caused a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) at the Fort Washington Estates Wastewater Pumping Station, located at 11326 Fort Washington Rd.

More information, including the estimated volume of the overflow will be provided once WSSC crews are able to assess the situation. Roads in the area of the station were immediately closed due to flooding.

WSSC is committed to protecting the health of the public and the environment. With more than 5,500 miles of sewer mains throughout its service area, WSSC appreciates notification from citizens of a sewer back up or water main break. Please call our 24-hour Emergency Call Center at 301-206-4002 to report water or sewer emergencies in Montgomery or Prince George's counties. Customers can also report emergencies via email at emergencycallcenter@wsscwater.com and those customers who have smart phones can report emergencies using the WSSC Mobile App.

In addition to any notification required by law, WSSC is voluntarily providing this notice, upon request, as a public service. This notice is provided for informational purposes only, confers no rights upon anyone and creates no duties or obligations on the part of WSSC. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided in this notice is correct, WSSC assumes no liability for any inaccuracies that may be present. Any recipient of this message is advised to rely solely upon official public notifications issued by the Commission pursuant to applicable law.

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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