Laurel – October 15, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Road repairs are underway on Rockville Pike (Rt. 355) at Cedar Lane in Bethesda following Tuesday’s 16-inch water main break. Paving crews will work through tonight’s rush hour, keeping at least one lane open both north and southbound. All lanes are expected to be open prior to the Thursday morning rush hour.
The 74-year-old cast iron pipe broke Tuesday afternoon and left about 250 customers without water. Repairs to the pipe were completed around noon today and water service was restored to all customers.
It is common for customers to experience discolored water following a water main break in their area. Cold water taps should be run for five minutes to allow the discolored water to flush out. Check out WSSC’s website for more details on flushing after a water main break.
WSSC appreciates the patience of everyone affected by this water main break. Remember to follow @WSSCWaterNews on Twitter and WSSC Water on Facebook for the latest WSSC news and information.
Established in 1918, today WSSC is among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation. We proudly serve the 1.8 million residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, providing life’s most precious resource. WSSC drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards.