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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: 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: water main break, Chevy Chase, Md.


WSSC had no warning before water main break

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.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 06:00pm EDT

Tags: Nick Iannelli, Chevy Chase, water main break,


Answer Desk: What happens to water restriction violators?

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.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 02:16pm EDT

Tags: water main break, infrastructure, water conservation

Discolored water advisory for Prince George's County

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.

Sunday - 02/10/2013, 01:47am EST

Tags: water, discolored water, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Prince Georges County,

Water main closes 2 lanes of Wisconsin Ave. in Chevy Chase

A broken water main shut down two southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue Thursday morning.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 07:35am EST

Tags: water main break,

Largo subdivision to lose water again for repair work

The residents of a Largo subdivision who lost their water after a Thanksgiving Day water main break will be losing service again Monday night.

Monday - 11/26/2012, 07:22pm EST

Tags: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, water main break

Largo water outage to last into Thursday afternoon

A water break in Largo, Md. has knocked out water to hundreds and repairs could take until the afternoon.

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: water, largo

WSSC to raise water rates by 7.5 percent in July

Friday - 05/11/2012, 07:27am EDT


WSSC repairing 16-inch water main

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.

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 11:10am EDT

Tags: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission,

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