Water Service Disruption - New Orchard Water Main Replacement

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 9:00 pm until Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 5:00 am

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel, MD - March 18, 2019: WSSC will be connecting a new water main to our system. This work will take place starting Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 9:00 pm until Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 5:00 am. Though not expected, work may extend beyond these hours if necessary to complete the repair. As a result of this work, residents will experience a loss of water service or low water pressure during this time.

DIRECTLY IMPACTED STREETS INCLUDE:

Ambler Lane
Avis Drive
Birwood Court
Butterworth Lane
Caprice Court
Carriage House Lane
Carry Place
Cascade Lane
Castlewood Drive
Castlewood Place
Cedarhollow Lane
Drexelgate Lane
Falconett Court
Folcroft Lane
Merikern Lane
New Orchard Place
New Orchard Drive
Norwood Court
Patrician Lane
Pearse Lane
Pritchard Lane
Teakwood Drive
Trebing Lane
Vermell Place

 

How to prepare:

Before:

  • Store water for short-term use; use clean glass or plastic jars for drinking water. 

During:

  • Do not wash clothes during this time as they may become stained.

After:

If the discolored water persists after running your cold-water lines for five minutes, please report it to the Emergency Call Center at 301-206-4002 or emergencycallcenter@wsscwater.com.

What to expect:

  • Lane Closures: Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead for lane closures, on New Orchard Drive, from Harry S Truman Drive to Castlewood Drive. Safety cones will be in place to keep the work zone safe.
  • Additional Noise: Generators, air compressors, road saws and large maintenance vehicles are needed to complete this work.
  • Home Access: WSSC will ensure residents have access to their homes during work hours.

Follow us online wsscwater.com 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.

 

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