Mayor Craig A. Moe has been made aware that WSSC has issued a MANDATORY Water restriction for all Prince George's County customers. This is due to the 54-inch water transmission main break that occurred in Chevy Chase at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Chevy Chase Lake Drive in Montgomery County. The break occurred at approximately 8:00 p.m. Monday evening and resulted in a geyser shooting approximately 30 feet high. The mandatory water restrictions are necessary to allow the system to replenish while the 54-inch pipe is repaired. An estimated 60-million gallons of water was lost.
- Use water only as necessary i.e., shorter showers and turn off faucets after washing hands and while brushing teeth;
- Limit flushing toilets (do not flush after every use);
- Put off washing clothes if possible;
- Limit the use of dishwashers and wash only full loads.
These mandatory water restrictions apply to all WSSC customers, residential and business, in Prince Georges and Montgomery counties. A violation carries a fine of up to $500 fine.
Mayor Moe recommends if you want more information, please log on to the WSSC website at www.wsscwater.com or call the WSSC Call Center at 301-206-4002.