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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.
There may have been some warning signs before a 5-foot water main burst in Chevy Chase this week.
It may take months before Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission knows why a 60-inch water main burst. What it does know is the sensor that was supposed to alert the utility didn't.
Water restrictions remain in effect for 1.8 million Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission customers. But what happens to violators? The WTOP Answer Desk set out to find out.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) says that customers in the Laurel and Beltsville areas of Prince George's County could be experiencing discolored water.
A broken water main shut down two southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue Thursday morning.
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The residents of a Largo subdivision who lost their water after a Thanksgiving Day water main break will be losing service again Monday night.
A water break in Largo, Md. has knocked out water to hundreds and repairs could take until the afternoon.
Homeowners in parts of Prince George's County may continue to experience low- or no water pressure as the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission fixes a 16-inch water main that burst.
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