Takoma Park Water and Sewer Alignment Project

The Takoma Park Water and Sewer Replacement/Relocation Project is a partnership between WSSC and the City of Takoma Park. The Wilson T. Ballard Company is the project design consultant contracted by WSSC. 

The project includes replacing/relocating approximately 2000 ft. of small diameter water main and 2000 ft. of small diameter sewer main. The purpose of this realignment project is to improve water and sewer service and fire protection. The project goals are:

  • To replace failing water and sewer mains that were installed in the 1930s or earlier;
  • To replace laterals for individual service connections
  • To assist and support customers to achieve the recommended alignment solution for their home service

Aerial picture of project site

Aerial picture of project site

Existing Conditions

Existing Conditions

6700 Block Eastern Avenue

WSSC is working to reach the finish line for this urgent project, and needs to finalize the rehabilitation method for sewer mains in the 6700 block of Eastern Avenue. Following our investigations this past Spring, the remaining three rehabilitation method options are as follows: (1) backyard gravity sewer alignment installed by the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) trenchless method; (2) front yard pressure sewer alignment with grinder pumps; and (3) front yard gravity sewer alignment with new sewer exit points at the front of the homes.






Alignment Option #1 – Backyard Gravity Sewer Horizontal Directional Drilling Alignment






Alignment Option #2 – Front Yard Pressure Sewer with Grinder Pumps Alignment






Alignment Option #3 – Front Yard Gravity Sewer with New Sewer Service Exit Points Alignment

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