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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.
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.
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