WSSC is Responding to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow at the Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station in Prince George’s County

Drinking Water System Not Affected

| News Release



Laurel, Md. – August 9, 2019 – WSSC crews are working to stop an ongoing Sanitary Sewer Overflow in the Fort Washington area of southern Prince George’s County. The overflow began at approximately 11 a.m. today at WSSC’s Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station, located at 10315 Livingston Road.

Crews are investigating the cause of the overflow, which is believed to be a broken pipe. The wastewater from the overflow is going into Broad Creek. It is unclear at this time how much wastewater has overflowed. Updates will be provided as soon as possible.

It is important to note that WSSC’s water and wastewater systems are separate. This overflow is not affecting WSSC’s drinking water.

Notifications are being made to the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Prince George’s County Health Department.

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 overflow 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 and those customers who have smart phones can report emergencies using the WSSC Mobile App.

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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