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September 3, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 3, in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Sept. 3 and here are five things for you to know today: 1.  Free Coronavirus Testing: Montgomery County’s free coronavirus testing clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the White Oak Community Recreation Center and the Silver Spring Civic Building from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Click here for more details. […]

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September 2, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

WSSC Holds Hearings on $4 Billion Capital Improvements Program

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is hosting two virtual public hearings on its proposed capital improvements program that will take place between 2022 and 2027. The six-year plan covers projects in both Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties and comes with a $3.9 billion price tag. The projects involve upgrading older pipes, plants and pumps involved with […]

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April 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

WSSC Water Urges Residents to Stop Flushing Wipes Down the Toilet

Officials with WSSC Water say they’ve seen a significant increase in wipes found in the pipes compared to this time last year. And they are urging residents to stop flushing the wipes down the toilet and instead dispose them with other garbage. Within the past month since the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting this area, there’s […]

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March 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

WSSC Will Not Shut Off Water, Charge Late Fees During Coronavirus Outbreak

During the “evolving coronavirus outbreak,” Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission will not shut off any water service for those with financial difficulties, it announced Thursday. According to a WSSC news release, the commission wants to make sure “safe, clean water continues to flow to customers home.” Late fees will be waived for customers impacted by the […]

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March 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

CANCELED MCM’s March SBN: Marketing to Corporate America

The March Small Business Network session is canceled. Access to the Montgomery Community Media studios is restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Montgomery Community Media’s March Small Business Network (SBN) session features a panel of business leaders discussing how to market to corporate clients. The panel discussion takes place March 17 from 9 to 9:30 […]

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November 15, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Cientos de Afectados por la Ruptura de Tubería de Agua

Los equipos de la Comisión Sanitaria Suburbana de Washington (WSSC) están trabajando para reparar una tubería de agua en West Side Drive en Gaithersburg. La ruptura ocurrió la madrugada del jueves en una gran tubería de agua que abastece a los apartamentos de Brighton Village. WSSC cerró el agua principal a las 7 a.m. para […]

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September 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Water Pipe Mishap Causes Flooding, Backups Near Eastbound Shady Grove Road

On Friday afternoon, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) was working on a 36-inch main pipe, when a valve came loose, causing water to flood onto Eastbound Shady Grove Road between Gaither Road and Route 355 Frederick Rock. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted that the incident occurred in the […]

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March 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kensington, Silver Spring Residents May Experience Discolored Water

Water in Silver Spring and Kensington may be discolored for residents, but according to officials, it’s still safe to drink. However, they advise against doing laundry with discolored water. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) said on Twitter Wednesday that the areas are experiencing “ongoing water main maintenance.” WSSC tweeted, “Crews are flushing fire hydrants […]

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January 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Rockville Offers Assistance to Residents Struggling During Federal Shutdown

Delayed Payment Available on Some City Bills The City of Rockville announced assistance for Rockville residents who are furloughed and experiencing financial hardship. Struggling federal employees and contractors may be eligible for delayed payment, with no penalties, on certain city services, such as preschool and before and after-school care, water bills and animal registration fees. […]

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January 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Resources Available to Assist Residents Affected by Federal Shutdown

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a list of resources for residents affected by the partial federal government shutdown. Navarro encourages all residents impacted negatively by the shutdown to seek assistance. She also encourages residents who can afford to do so, to give to fundraising efforts to support those experiencing financial hardship. “As bills […]

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