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The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says the break in the 12-inch main occurred after 1:30 a.m. Friday. The main dates back to 1949.
Now that a water crisis that would have left parts of southern Prince George's County without water for days has been averted, County Executive Rushern Baker says the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission needs to answer questions about its operations.
They stood in 3-feet of water, 20 feet underground for hours trying to close an enormous, corroded valve, which was the key to keep water flowing to more than 100,000 Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission customers. Their herculean effort averted a major water outage during a summer heatwave.
In response to the water outage planned by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Prince George's County Public Schools are closing several summer programs on July 17 and 18.
When you're in an emergency situation where your water is restricted or shut off, like in Prince George's County, here are some tips to keeping your commode flowing.
Joint Base Andrews is storing water and making plans to continue operating without public water as the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission's water outage nears.
Only Detroit has more miles of a problematic concrete water pipes than the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
Maryland utility regulators say they have set aside 10 days to hear a rate increase request from Pepco.
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