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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

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Stuck Log Causes 10,000 Gallon Sewer Overflow

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says a stuck log has caused a sewer overflow in Hyattsville.

08/27/2013

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Plan Kept Quiet Until Crisis Was Averted: Thousands Will Not Lose Water

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

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Crisis Averted: Thousands Of Md. Residents May Not Lose Water After All

Severe mandatory water restrictions remain in effect in parts of Prince George’s County–where crews are working to replace a massive water main threatening to bust open.

07/17/2013

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WSSC Has 350 Miles Of Problematic Water Mains

Washington’s Maryland suburbs have 350 miles of large concrete water pipes that are prone to exploding without warning, an inventory that’s second only to Detroit’s among major utilities, a newspaper has found.

06/24/2013

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Water Main Break Restrictions Lifted In D.C. Suburbs

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says water restrictions have been lifted for customers affected by a water main break in Chevy Chase.

03/23/2013

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Broken Main Leads To Discolored Water In Md.

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says customers in the Laurel and Beltsville areas of Prince George’s County might have brown water coming out of their taps because of a broken water main in the area.

02/10/2013

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Pipe Break Leaves Many Without Water In Largo

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says a water main broke in Largo, knocking out service to more than 200 customers.

09/20/2012

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WSSC To Raise Water Rates By 7.5 Percent In July

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission customers will see their rates rise by 7.5 percent on July 1.

05/11/2012

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Volunteers Sought For Patuxent River Cleanup

Volunteers are being sought to help clean the Patuxent River.

04/04/2012

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Body Of Missing WSSC Worker Found In Md. Reservoir

The body of a sanitation worker missing since earlier this month has been recovered in the Triadelphia Reservoir.

12/15/2011

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WSSC: 320K Gallon Sewer Overflow Contained

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says a mechanical failure triggered a nearly 323,000-gallon
sanitary sewer overflow at the Piscataway Wastewater Treatment Plant.

06/06/2011

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Search To Resume Sunday For Missing Swimmer In Md.

Rescuers have suspended their search for a missing swimmer who is thought to have drowned in the Tridelphia Reservoir in Montgomery County.

06/04/2011

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