Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

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Repair to Water Main Break in Bethesda Takes Hours

A broken water main is creating one big mess in a residential area of Bethesda.


The scene of a water main break on Rockville Pike. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

WSSC Overrun With Calls About Water Main Breaks

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.


10-inch water main break on Russell Avenue in Gaithersburg causes major flooding. (Photo: Pete Piringer/Montgomery County Fire Spokesperson)

D.C.-Area Residents Report Dozens of Water Main Breaks, Leaks

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says it’s getting an extraordinarily high volume of calls for water main breaks and leaks in freezing temperatures.


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Boil Water Advisory Issued For Parts of Prince George’s County

A Boil Water Advisory has been issued for customers in a section of southern Prince George’s County by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.


Crews prepare to reach a massive water main in need of repairs in Pr. George's County. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Crews Trying to Fix Broken Sewer Pipe

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.


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FBI, IRS Search Water Commission Offices in Laurel

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says the FBI and IRS have seized documents from its offices in Laurel as part of an ongoing investigation.


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Sewage Flows Into Reddy Branch Creek After Water Main Break

Officials say 200,000 gallons of wastewater have flowed into the Reddy Branch Creek in Brookville after a sewer main broke.



Heavy Rains Lead to Sewage Overflow in Ft. Washington

Officials say excessive rainfall led to a sewage overflow at a wastewater pumping station in Fort Washington.


Crews work to repair a water pipe in Prince George's County on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (Photo credit: Kevin Rincon/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Officials Kept Mum About Water Crisis Fix Plan in Prince George’s County

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.


Rubble and debris clutter a crippled roadway following a massive water main break in Chevy Chase. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Extreme Water Outage Reminds Region: The Pipes Are Problematic

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.