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  • Water bills increasing for WSSC customers

    WASHINGTON — Beginning July 1, monthly water bills will go up for customers who live in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The cost of water will increase $4.20 cents a month, which means $12 and some change…

  • Brown water? WSSC blames winter road salt

    WASHINGTON — Thousands of residents across Montgomery County have been complaining about discolored, brown tap water coming from their faucets in recent months, and utility experts are now offering an explanation. The Washington Suburban Sanitary…

  • WSSC water wins blind taste test

    WASHINGTON — In a purely subjective blind taste test, water from Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has been tapped as the best tasting in the region. The judges for the competition were people attending a joint…

  • Thousands of gallons of sewage spill into Potomac tributary

    OXON HILL, Md. — A leak in a 14-inch sewer pipe is causing thousands of gallons of raw sewage to spill into an Oxon Hill, Maryland neighborhood. According to Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, the problem…

  • WSSC says discolored water OK to drink, but not for laundry

    WASHINGTON — Those with funny-colored water coming out of their faucets aren’t alone. WSSC says reports of discolored or rusty tap water have been coming in from throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, but it’s nothing…

  • Pipe leak causes icy roads, five-car crash in MoCo

    WASHINGTON — UPDATE 10 A.M. , Montgomery County Fire officials say nine cars were involved, not five, as reported earlier. A pipe leak in Montgomery county created an icy mess Saturday night. A five-car crash…

  • Second worst February on record for WSSC water main breaks

    WASHINGTON — The winter has been too much for some area water mains. Several have broken, turning morning and evening commutes into nightmares. “Looking back at our statistics all the way back to 1976, this was the…

  • Hundreds of water mains break across D.C. region

    WASHINGTON — Cold weather around the D.C. region is responsible for hundreds of recent water main breaks. According to Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, crews have fixed more than 200 pipes this past week alone. “The…

  • Fluctuating weather conditions could mean trouble for pipes

    WASHINGTON — This winter has been rough on water pipes, and the problem is likely to get worse before it gets better.    While Sunday’s warm spell provided a brief respite from the icy cold, the…

  • Water restored after pipe break sinks family car

  • No water along section of D.C.’s P Street

    WASHINGTON — A water main break in the District sent water gushing into the Monday morning sky. The break happened underneath a brick sidewalk along P Street in Northwest  between 26th Street and Rock Creek Parkway. D.C.…

  • Cold weather a recipe for water main breaks

    By Allison Keyes, WTOP.com WASHINGTON — You’ve seen the trucks in the streets, with miserable-looking utility workers trying to stem a flood of freezing water gushing out and making an icy mess. It seems it…

  • Nearly 100 customers without water during WSSC repairs

    WASHINGTON – Some Bethesda residents are without water service after a water main break Friday along Wilson Lane. Water was turned off around 11 a.m. for 91 customers, according to Lyn Riggins with WSSC. Crews worked through…

  • WSSC: Cold weather can cause water main breaks

    WASHINGTON — The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says cold weather impacts water mains and breaks are more common when temperatures drop below freezing. But Jerry Irvine,  public affairs manager at WSSC, says consumers won’t necessarily see…

  • Hidden, aging infrastructure strikes D.C. commuters

    D.C., like many other communities across the nation, has a problem with aging infrastructure. And Tuesday commuters experienced first hand the problems warn out pipes can create. But to fix all of the weak and inadequate pipes is slow and expensive.