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December 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: WSSC Crews Repair Water Main Break in Wheaton

UPDATED Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) crews repaired a 6-inch water main break in Wheaton on Dec. 19. The break occurred at Ennals Avenue and Grandview Avenue on Monday morning. WSSC spokesperson Luis Maya said the break involved a 70-year-old pipe. Maya said 17 customers, mostly commercial businesses in the adjacent shopping plaza, were impacted […]

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December 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Rockville Police Station

UPDATED: Communication Outage in Rockville Resolved

UPDATED:  The city of Rockville experienced a communications outage on Monday that lasted from  8 a.m. to 3 p.m. because of a major cable break, according to a city spokesperson. During the outage, telephone service and email was disrupted to both the Rockville Police Department and the Senior Center. The day after the outage, Rockville […]

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July 30, 2015 | Staff Writer

WSSC Repairs Sewer Main in Olney

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) officials report that repairs are complete to a second leak on a 20-inch pressurized sewer main that was discovered when the main was put back in service on Wednesday near 2110 Rose Theatre Circle in Olney. Because a second leak was detected, WSSC officials said the pumping station was shut […]

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July 2, 2015 | Krista Brick

Water Main Ruptures in Silver Spring

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is on the scene of the second water main break in two days, this time in Silver Spring. The break occurred on a 12-inch line in the 15400 block of Good Hope Road at about 11 a.m., according to WSSC Spokesperson Jerry Irvine. He said he is not sure how many […]

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July 2, 2015 | Krista Brick

Georgia Avenue Reopens Following Water Main Break (PHOTOS)

UPDATED: All lanes of Georgia are open according to WSSC. 10 PM Update: SB GA Ave at Shorefield Rd in Wheaton is open. What a difference a day makes. Thx 2 pipe & paving crews pic.twitter.com/F9UPIcLkQo — WSSC Water News (@WSSCWaterNews) July 3, 2015 The southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue are still closed this afternoon […]

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February 24, 2015 | Staff Writer

WSSC Continues Repairing Large Number of Water Main Breaks

The cold weather is not letting up and neither are the water main breaks. As of 9 a.m., there were 52 breaks in need of repair in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. While 27 crews were on the streets repairing breaks all day, additional breaks continued to be reported. As of tonight, there are 51 […]

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February 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Poolesville Elementary School Will Be Closed on Friday

Poolesville Elementary School students can sleep in all day on Friday, Feb. 20. That’s because classes have been canceled at the elementary school because of a broken water pipe. Montgomery County Public Schools Spokesperson Dana Tofig said the school must close so crews can turn off the water and make the necessary repairs. Poolesville Elementary […]

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February 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

WSSC Reminder for Customers About Water Pipe Breaks

Officials at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission want customers to know that WSSC is responsible for water mains in the street and the connections to your home or business, but not the pipes on your property. Property owners are responsible for frozen and broken pipes on their property and inside their homes. WSSC officials are telling […]

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February 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

WSSC Closes Because of Weather

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is closed today because of the weather conditions. Essential employees are expected to report to work as usual. The 24-hour emergency line remains open. The number is 301.206.4002.

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February 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Plum Gar Recreation Center Reopens After Water Line Break

UPDATED: Plum Gar Recreation Center reopened with regular hours on Monday, Feb. 9. ORIGINAL POST The Plum Gar Community Recreation Center (CRC), located at 19561 Scenery Drive in Germantown, will remain closed through Sunday, February 8, due to a water line break. According to a news release on the county’s website, crews are working on […]

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