WSSC says Prince George's County will not lose water

10:04 PM, Jul 17, 2013   |    comments
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LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Officials say water will keep flowing during the repairs of a failing water main in Prince George's County.

WSSC General Manager and CEO Jerry Johnson said that the problem has improved and he expects water to keep flowing while the main pipe is being repaired. Water will be diverted from other pipes.

"Dedicated WSSC workers "unfroze" and closed a key valve near the failing pipe. This greatly reduced the amount of pipeline that had to be shut down to make repairs to the failing 54-inch Forestville pipe," WSSC officials said in a news release.

The names of the workers are Billy Dove, Jimmy Bower, Tom Ecker and Brad Destelhorst.

The mandatory water restrictions have not been lifted and will stay in place until the pipe is repaired.

"I want to thank our customers who have done a terrific job of conserving, Prince George's County officials for their efforts, and to thank our employees who wouldn't give up on a troublesome valve," Johnson said.





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