April 30, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Flushable Wipes Cause Sewer Overflow in Silver Spring

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) stopped a sanitary sewer overflow in a wooded area of Silver Spring on April 20. The overflow occurred at the 300 block of Hillsboro Drive, beginning at around 7:10 p.m. on April 20 and ending around 12:10 p.m. on April 21. The total volume of the overflow was 10,200 gallons […]

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December 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Water Main Break on Rockville Pike Causes Major Road Damage

A water main break Friday morning in front of the former White Flint Mall is causing traffic delays in the area of southbound Rockville Pike (MD-355) and Security Lane. Water main break southbound Route 355 in front of White Flint Mall.All traffic must turn right at Security Lane. #Rockville @mymcmedia — Michael Walsh (@GetMikeWalsh) […]

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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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