Colesville Road Water Service Interruption

Thurs., May 10, 2018, 9:00 p.m. - Fri., May 11, 2018, 5:30 a.m.

| News Release



Laurel, MD - May 10, 2018: As a part of the Colesville Road Transmission Water Main Replacement project, WSSC will be conducting night work on Thursday, May 10th starting at 9:00 p.m. through Friday, May 11th at 5:30 a.m. WSSC anticipates residents and businesses will experience a loss of water service during this time.

We will be establishing two water stations, which will be located at 1001 Spring Street and 8811 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910, from 7:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.


  • Traffic - Road work will occur from Woodside Parkway to Georgia Avenue.
  • Loss of water - Customers from Noyes Drive to Georgia Avenue.

How to prepare:


  • Consider storing water in advance for short-term use.
    • Drinking water - clean glass or plastic containers.
    • Other purposes - sinks, bathtubs, laundry tubs, coolers or pots, and pans.
    • Make sure large containers of water are not accessible to children.


  • Do not wash clothes during this time as they may become stained.
    • If you experience stained clothing as a result of this event, contact the Communications Office at 301-206-8100 or by email at to request Rit Rust Remover free of charge


  • When water pressure is fully restored, you may experience discolored water or have air trapped in your water lines. See flushing video to the right.

What to expect:

  • Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead as lane closures may cause delays during working hours on Colesville Road and safety cones will be in place to keep the work zone safe.
  • Crews will be connecting individual water lines to the new water main, installing a new fire hydrant, digging and backfilling trenches.
  • The use of generators, pumps and large maintenance vehicles will be necessary to complete this work. Residents will notice a significant increase in noise during working hours.

Follow us online or social media, Twitter: @WSSCWaterNews, Facebook: @WSSCWater, for updates. We understand the inconvenience these types of projects can cause and we appreciate your patience as we work to upgrade our infrastructure.

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.


Last Modified: