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Laurel, Md. – July 11, 2022 – WSSC Water quickly responded to and stopped an on-property facility spill of partially treated wastewater at its Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility on Farmington Road in Accokeek. The total volume of the spill was approximately 50,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater that was contained to the facility grounds.

The on-property spill, caused by a leaking pipe, started at approximately 7:45 a.m. today and ended at about 8:26 a.m. when facility crews closed a valve which stopped the spill.

It is important to note that the water and wastewater systems are separate. This on-property spill is NOT affecting WSSC Water’s drinking water.

Appropriate notifications have also been made to the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Prince George’s County Health Department. Lime was spread on the impacted area and signs were posted in the area.  

WSSC Water is committed to protecting the health of the public and the environment. With more than 5,600 miles of sewer mains throughout its service area, WSSC Water appreciates notifications from citizens if a sewer overflow or water main break is suspected. Citizens can call WSSC Water’s 24-hour Emergency Call Center at 301-206-4002 to report water or sewer emergencies in Prince George’s or Montgomery counties. Customers can also report emergencies via email at and those customers who have smart phones can report emergencies using the WSSC Water 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.