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A Montgomery County committee formed after concerns about safety threats posed by water main failures has come up with a set of recommendations for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
The Montgomery County Council is looking at ways to head off burst water mains and enforce school-bus traffic laws.
The phone has been ringing off the hook at the water company.
Some people feel weather changes in their bones. Utilities feel them in their water mains. And this week's cold snap has caused dozens of ailing pipes to give out.
Officials say 200,000 gallons of wastewater have flowed into the Reddy Branch Creek in Brookville after a sewer main broke.
After a massive water main break in Chevy Chase last March, the Montgomery County Council is demanding answers from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission about what led to the break.
On the heels of a major break that forced many living in southern Prince George's County to curtail their water usage at the height of the summer, help may be on the horizon.
A scam alert is going out to Montgomery and Prince George's county residents after some area residents reported utility impersonators are trying to gain access to homes and businesses to gain information for identity theft or fraud.
While water restrictions remain in southern Prince George's County, no customers are expected to be without water this week, according the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
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