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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: WSSC, water outage, heroes, Kate Ryan

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WSSC water outage

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

Tags: WSSC, 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: WSSC, 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: WSSC, 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, WSSC, 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, WSSC, 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, WSSC, PSC

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Officials: Chevy Chase water main break could happen again

An early warning system designed spot water line breaks before they rupture isn't a fail safe for all pipes. And as many as 800 sections of pipe across two area counties aren't covered by the detection system.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 08:02pm EDT

Tags: WSSC, infrastructure, water main break, Chevy Chase, Md., John Aaron, Roger Berliner

Possible warning signs before big water main break

There may have been some warning signs before a 5-foot water main burst in Chevy Chase this week.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 03:58pm EDT

Tags: WSSC, water main break, Chevy Chase, Md.

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