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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.

02/25/2015

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.

02/23/2015

(Photo illustration by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Boil Water Advisory Lifted For 100,000 People in Prince George’s County

About 100,000 residents in Prince George’s County are being urged to boil water following a water main break.

09/02/2014

Six million gallons of water spilled onto Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville on Thursday when a 73-year-old water main burst. (Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission/@

Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville Reopened After Water Main Break

Repairs to a massive water main break on Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville were completed Saturday afternoon.

07/31/2014

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.

06/21/2014

A water main break caused a strip of Metzerott Road in Adelphi to wash away. (Photo from WSSC)

MetroBus Stranded On Crumbled Road After Water Main Break

A street in Prince George’s County resembles a movie scene after a water main break caused parts of the road to collapse, stranding a commuter bus early Friday morning.

05/23/2014

File photo of the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building in Washington, D.C. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

02/12/2014

Photo Credit: Shingle Creek Golf Club

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.

10/30/2013

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.

07/18/2013

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)

Water Expected to Keep Flowing in Prince George’s County, Restrictions Remain

More than 200,000 residents and businesses in Prince George’s County are under mandatory water restrictions, possibly for days, while the mercury is expected to climb into the 90s.

07/17/2013

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