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Established in 1918, WSSC is currently among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation, with a network of nearly 5,794 miles of fresh water pipeline and over 5,600 miles of sewer pipeline. Our service area spans nearly 1,000 square miles in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, and we serve 1.8 million residents through approximately 475,000 customer accounts. WSSC drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards.


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Emergency Water Main Repairs – Takoma Park

WSSC Water is making emergency repairs to a 12-inch water main at 8503 Flower Avenue, Takoma Park, impacting Gilbert Highlands Apartment Complex and Crossroads at Flowers (both at 8508 Flower Avenue).

WSSC Water Announces Water Quality Test Results for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

WSSC Water today announced water quality test results for the presence of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances in its drinking water. Test results, which are posted on WSSC Water’s

WSSC Water Scheduled to Hold Monthly Commission Meeting on Wednesday, November 20

WSSC Water Commissioners are scheduled to hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 20, at WSSC Water headquarters in Laurel. The meeting, which starts at 10 a.m.,

WSSC Responds to Wastewater Spill at Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility

WSSC experienced a wastewater spill of approximately 22,200 gallons at its Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility on Farmington Road in Accokeek. The spill started at 7:23 a.m. today and ended 20 minutes later at 7:43 a.m

WSSC Responds to On-Property Wastewater Overflow at Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility

WSSC experienced an on-property wastewater overflow at its Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility formerly known as a wastewater treatment plant) on Farmington Road in Accokeek. The overflow started at 10:47 p.m. on Friday, May 18 and ended today, May 21 at 1:01 p.m

Region’s Largest Water Utility Meets All Federal Safe Drinking Water Standards

Continuously providing water that meets all strict federal Safe Drinking Water Act standards, WSSC today released its annual water quality report for 2017. The report provides customers with important information about the source of their drinking water, how it is purified and detailed water quality data. For 99 consecutive years, WSSC has produced and delivered water without a single drinking water quality violation

Upper Marlboro Customers May Experience Water Pressure Changes This Weekend

WSSC is replacing a large water main on Leeland Road. Customers may experience lower than normal water pressure beginning Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 9:00 pm until Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 5:00 am. We will make every effort to avoid a complete loss of water service, however, we will be establishing a water station, starting at 7:00 pm, which will be located at the Beechtree Community Center, 15511 Beech Tree Parkway, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.

WSSC Commissioners Approve More Than $130 Million to Repair and Replace Aging Infrastructure

WSSC Commissioners today approved multiple contracts totaling more than $130 million to repair and replace aging water and sewer infrastructure throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties at their monthly meeting.

WSSC Calculates Volume of Sanitary Sewer Overflows in Prince George’s County

WSSC has calculated the total volume of the two sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) caused by excessive rain in Prince George’s County. The first SSO occurred at WSSC’s Broad Creek Wastewater Pumping Station at 10315 Livingston Road, Ft. Washington, Md., and began at 7:48 a.m. Sunday and ended at 1:20 p.m. Sunday.

Silver Spring Water Main Replacement Project Update

Following work to identify and mark all underground utilities, WSSC will begin to mobilize heavy equipment along US 29 (Colesville Road) in Silver Spring on Monday, September 18, weather permitting. Crews will begin excavating near the intersection of MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) and Colesville Road, moving north towards I-495 (Capital Beltway).

WSSC to Detail Cause of Discolored Water

WSSC General Manager and CEO Carla A. Reid will join Potomac Water Filtration Plant officials, water quality experts and local county health representatives TODAY to detail the cause of discolored water currently impacting WSSC customers. The event also will serve to reassure the public that the water is safe -- this is an aesthetic issue and not a public health issue.

WSSC Commissioners Approve $7 Million to Improve Water Infrastructure

WSSC commissioners today approved two construction contracts totaling $7 million to improve drinking water infrastructure in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. These contracts underscore WSSC’s clean water mission by replacing aging water mains in the Beltsville area of Prince George’s County and installing a new elevated water storage tank in the Clarksburg area of Montgomery County.

WSSC Approves Nearly $150 Million in Contracts to Repair Roads and Improve Infrastructure

WSSC Commissioners today approved three contracts totaling $149.5 million to repair and replace aging infrastructure and meet future water supply demands for Montgomery and Prince George’s County residents.

WSSC Crews Continue Round-the-Clock Repairs to Ruptured Sewer Main at Piscataway Wastewater Treatment Plant

WSSC crews continue their around-the-clock repairs to a ruptured pressurized sewer main at the Piscataway Wastewater Treatment Plant in Accokeek. An important milestone in the complicated containment and repair process was reached early this morning as crews finished installing a second set of temporary pumps and bypass pipes, allowing all wastewater to bypass the break and be safely pumped into the plant for treatment. Additionally, the temporary piping to the plant means no wastewater is being pumped into the on-site retention basins

Wastewater Contained Following Sewer Main Break at the Piscataway Wastewater Treatment Plant

Working around the clock last night following the rupture of a pressurized sewer main yesterday afternoon, WSSC crews have contained the wastewater overflow at the Piscataway Wastewater Treatment Plant on Farmington Road in Accokeek

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