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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.
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.
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.
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.
Only Detroit has more miles of a problematic concrete water pipes than the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
Maryland utility regulators say they have set aside 10 days to hear a rate increase request from Pepco.
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.
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