Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
There have been more than 200 water main breaks in two suburban Washington, D.C. counties since the current cold snap began about a week ago.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says it’s getting an extraordinarily high volume of calls for water main breaks and leaks in freezing temperatures.
A Boil Water Advisory has been issued for customers in a section of southern Prince George’s County by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says crews are trying to fix a broken sewer pipe that’s causing untreated wastewater to flow into a creek in Upper Marlboro.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says the FBI and IRS have seized documents from its offices in Laurel as part of an ongoing investigation.
Officials say 200,000 gallons of wastewater have flowed into the Reddy Branch Creek in Brookville after a sewer main broke.
Officials say excessive rainfall led to a sewage overflow at a wastewater pumping station in Fort Washington.
Water officials in Maryland knew that they may have averted a crisis that threatened to leave hundreds of thousands of people without water for days, but they kept mum for hours to ensure their fix worked.
The large water pipes buried throughout the Maryland suburbs were installed more than 30 years ago, when industry standards weren’t as strict, and are now considered some of the most problematic in the country.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says more than 10,000 gallons of untreated wastewater have spilled into Accokeek Creek.