WSSC Looking For Leak In Wooded Area of Chevy Chase

WSSC crews are assessing a leaking water main in the woods near Rock Creek Park in Chevy Chase

WSSC crews are trying to pinpoint a leak in a water main that may be contributing to standing water in a wooded area off Jones Mill Road in Chevy Chase.

It’s unclear how much of the water is from the leak or from melting snow, but WSSC crews are encountering muddy conditions while trying to find out what caused the leak to the 54-inch transmission main.

The main is connected to the 60-inch line that broke last Monday at Chevy Chase Lake Drive and Connecticut Avenue, but WSSC spokesman I.J. Hudson said it’s too early to know if the leak is in any way connected to last week’s event. The leak occurred 1.2 or 1.3 miles east of the Connecticut Avenue break, Hudson said.

No customers are without water service and no roads or traffic patterns have been affected by the leak. WSSC crews are using Jones Mill Road Neighborhood Park as an access point to the woods.

WSSC says a resident reported seeing water on the ground in the wooded area near the 3200 block of Coquelin Terrace.

Hudson said WSSC hopes to have a better idea of what caused the leak this afternoon.

WSSC crews are assessing a leaking water main in the woods near Rock Creek Park in Chevy Chase WSSC crews are assessing a leaking water main in the woods near Rock Creek Park in Chevy Chase


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