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12-inch water main breaks in Hyattsville

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says the break in the 12-inch main occurred after 1:30 a.m. Friday. The main dates back to 1949.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 09:22am EDT

Tags: water main break

Baker: WSSC needs to answer 'serious questions'

Now that a water crisis that would have left parts of southern Prince George's County without water for days has been averted, County Executive Rushern Baker says the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission needs to answer questions about its operations.

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 09:07pm EDT

Tags: Rushern Baker, Colleen Kelleher, water mains, infrastructure, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

Heroes in hardhats: The men who kept the water flowing in Prince George's

They stood in 3-feet of water, 20 feet underground for hours trying to close an enormous, corroded valve, which was the key to keep water flowing to more than 100,000 Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission customers. Their herculean effort averted a major water outage during a summer heatwave.

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 08:59pm EDT

Tags: water outage, Heroes, Kate Ryan

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WSSC water outage

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 08:31pm EDT

Tags: water outage

Some schools, programs still closed Prince George's due to water issues

In response to the water outage planned by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Prince George's County Public Schools are closing several summer programs on July 17 and 18.

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 02:03am EDT

Tags: water outage

Water shut off? Here's how to flush your toilet

When you're in an emergency situation where your water is restricted or shut off, like in Prince George's County, here are some tips to keeping your commode flowing.

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 11:40pm EDT

Tags: water restrictions, toilet

Joint Base Andrews preps for water outage, reduces staffing levels

Joint Base Andrews is storing water and making plans to continue operating without public water as the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission's water outage nears.

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 06:43pm EDT

Tags: water outage, Joint Base Andrews, Andrews Air Force Base, federal employees, furloughs

WSSC water mains among nation's most likely to burst

Only Detroit has more miles of a problematic concrete water pipes than the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

Monday - 06/24/2013, 12:49pm EDT

Tags: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, water mains, Kristi King

Maryland regulators begin hearing Pepco rate case

Maryland utility regulators say they have set aside 10 days to hear a rate increase request from Pepco.

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 04:46am EDT

Tags: pepco, PSC

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