June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

WSSC Holding Meetings on New Rate Structure

Montgomery County WSSC customers will get two chances in June to hear about a new rate structure that is expected to take effect next year. The new structure follows an order in March by the Maryland Public Service Commission, which found that current 16-tier Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission rates, adopted 25 years ago, discriminated against […]

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May 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

WSSC Public Hearing on Proposed Rate Structures Set for May 9 in Rockville (VIDEO)

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) will adopt a new rate structure just over a year from now in July 2018. The water and sewer utility has scheduled a series of public meetings to review the new rate structures. Montgomery County residents are invited to a May 9th public meeting where WSSC officials will present the various […]

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January 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

WSSC Proposes Rate Hike, Public Hearing Set for Feb. 1 in Rockville

Montgomery County residents are invited to a Feb. 1st public hearing to weigh in on the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC) proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Operating and Capital Budget of $1.4 billion. The proposed budget is $10.8 million more than the utility’s FY17 Approved Budget, and includes a combined 3.5 percent average increase in water […]

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August 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Raw Sewage Leak in Olney

Repairs are complete at the site of a 20-inch pressurized sewer main leak at 2114 Rose Theatre Circle in Olney that sent raw sewage flowing from the pipe on Wednesday morning. According to the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), this Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) was mostly contained to the grassy areas near the break site […]

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July 29, 2015 | Sonya Burke

WSSC Repairs Sewage Leak in Olney and Crews Discover Another Leak

WSSC crews have repaired a leak on a 20-inch pressurized sewer main that was discovered Tuesday yesterday afternoon near 2110 Rose Theatre Circle in Olney. About 460,320 gallons of wastewater overflowed from this leak with a portion flowing into James Creek, according to WSSC officials. According to WSSC, crews went door to door alerting residents […]

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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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March 7, 2013 | Staff Writer

Olney Residents Asked to Reduce Water Usage (Photo)

UPDATED Late this afternoon (March 7), WSSC located the break in a force main that caused sewage to flow into Reddy Branch Creek in the Olney area. More excavation is still necessary and it is unclear as to how long it will take to complete the repair. Once the break is repaired, the Reddy Branch […]

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