Repairs to a massive water main break on Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville were completed Saturday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Several southern Prince George’s County communities — including Joint Base Andrews and National Harbor — are being warned to stock up on water because repairs to a failing pipe could leave them without water for several days.
A large portion of southern Prince George’s County will go without water for a few days, starting Wednesday morning.