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.
It could be a rough Monday-morning commute for a lot of people in the area.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission expects to be very busy over the next six years. The WSSC which serves Montgomery and Prince George\’s Counties, has unveiled its capital improvement plans for the next six years.
A boil water advisory has been issued for Washington Suburban
Sanitary Commission customers in parts of southern Prince George\’s County,
including Accokeek, Fort Washington and Piscataway.
Customers of one of the largest water utilities in the region are scratching their heads over how they could be paying more for using less.
There could be big changes coming to how WSSC customers are charged for water.
And the WSSC\’s director of communications says they could be coming down for summer.
WSSC says it began releasing water from the T. Howard Duckett Dam along the Patuxent River on Tuesday as a precaution to protect the structure as the rain begins Thursday night.
More than 90 feet below ground, an 8-foot-high tunnel is being constructed out steel and concrete to ship millions of gallons of clean drinking water to Prince George\’s County.
A Montgomery County committee formed after concerns about safety
threats posed by water main failures has come up with a set of recommendations for
the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
The Montgomery County Council is looking at ways to head off burst water mains and enforce school-bus traffic laws.
The phone has been ringing off the hook at the water company.
Some people feel weather changes in their bones. Utilities feel them in their water mains. And this week\’s cold snap has caused dozens of ailing pipes to give out.
Officials say 200,000 gallons of wastewater have flowed into the Reddy Branch Creek in Brookville after a sewer main broke.
After a massive water main break in Chevy Chase last March, the Montgomery County Council is demanding answers from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission about what led to the break.