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  1. 'Flushable' wipes might need to meet a new standard for D.C. toiletsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Washington Post

    In this 2013 photo, Steve Thomas, a Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission facility technician, modifies a broken shopping cart to catch "flushable" wipes before they get to the pumps that are up clogging sewer equipment. Pre-moistened personal wipes labeled as "flushable" - popular with potty-training toddlers and other consumers looking beyond traditional toilet paper - soon might have to meet new government rules for toilets in the nation's capital.

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  2. EPA: Dickerson power plant is source of Potomac oil spillRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 6 | New Jersey Herald

    ... is about 40 miles upstream from the nation's capital, and about 23 miles from a Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission drinking-water intake pipe. The commission placed booms in the river last week as a precaution but said the sheen was never seen ...

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  3. Md. power plant recognized as source of sheen on PotomacRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 6 | WTOP-FM Washington

    ... s than 150 gallons. Much of the sheen had dissipated before reaching intakes for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission or Washington Aqueduct intakes, which are downriver. There is no evidence of new sheen, the EPA said.

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  4. Maryland Residents Fear MGM Casino Will Worsen Sewage IssuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 2 | NBC Washington

    ... live in southern Prince George's County have been waiting for a sewer upgrade. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission was supposed to complete the project before MGM's opening, but now WSSC says the new sewer system won't be done for another ...

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  5. What caused that mysterious sheen in the Potomac? An environmental...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 1 | The Washington Post

    ... river as the sheen floated closer to their shoreline pipe. Officials for Maryland's Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission and the Washington Aqueduct, which supplies water to D.C. Water, have said they're using booms to divert the sheen from their ...

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  6. new Oily substance on Potomac River can't be recoveredRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 30 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The oily sheen detected in the Potomac River earlier this week is now so diluted it's considered "unrecoverable," local officials said Wednesday. While federal investigators work to determine the source of the petroleum-based substance, it's being diverted away from intake valves for water treatment plants operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

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  7. Mysterious oily sheen on the Potomac is en route to D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 29 | The Washington Post

    ... to pick it up," Emminizer said, adding that the substance is "nonrecoverable." The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which provides drinking water to Montgomery and Prince George's counties, said it was monitoring what it called a "plume" ...

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  8. In Howard County, Beaufort Park breaks the cookie-cutter development moldRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 29 | The Washington Post

    ... sits on a secluded, two-acre lot. To the rear is the woodsy watershed owned by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which provides water and sewer services to Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Sherry, who used to commute to Bethesda ...

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  9. Can the Grease: Simple Steps to Protect Your PipesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 17 | NBC Washington

    This holiday season, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Chief Engineer Gary Gumm reminds you not to let grease go down the kitchen sink. Don't assume hot water and soap will flush it through the pipes.

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  10. Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission upgrades underground infrastructure with zinc-coated pipeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2016 | WaterWorld

    Hindsight is 20/20, especially when it comes to infrastructure investment . Water mains, roads, bridges -- many need replacing.

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  11. Lights are on in Temple Hills condos, but bills still unpaidRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    ... that their service would be stopped. The complex never lost water service, but Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission told WTOP that it is owed close to $200,000. Spokesman Lyn Riggins said WSSC has worked out a payment plan with the complex, but ...

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  12. Woman killed in D.C. crash was taking grandson to church Halloween partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | The Washington Post

    ... Christina Moore said her mother had just gotten a job at the call center at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission and doted over Michael, "her first and only" grandson. "She was an amazing person with a big heart," Moore said. "She was always ...

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  13. Expect more water main breaks as WSSC replaces pipesRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    As Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission replaces aging pipes, the water system's chief engineer warns of more water main breaks in Montgomery and Prince George's counties before there are improvements. WSSC has been dealing with an overall rise in water main breaks, with the annual total now reaching about 2,000.

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  14. WSSC solicits citizen input on changing water rate structureRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | The Washington Post

    The water utility for the Maryland suburbs is asking for input from a new group of "stakeholders" as it reconsiders its highly unusual rate structure, which critics say unfairly discriminates against larger households, the utility said Thursday. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said the group of 20 to 25 people includes individual citizens and representatives for environmental groups, civic groups and the water industry.

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  15. Aging, weakening DC-area water pipes get dose of zincRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The D.C. area's aging water pipes are not just getting replaced, they are getting upgraded to last longer. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has seen an increase in water main breaks in recent years - nearly 2,000 each year.

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  16. WSSC begins installing new water pipes designed to last a centuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission crews prepare to install a new water main. Maryland's largest water utility says it's among the first in the country to begin installing a new kind of water main with a protective wrap that is designed to withstand breaks for a century or more, compared to the 50 to 75 years that its current pipes typically last.

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  17. Crew fixing broken Md. water main held up at gunpointRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    ... rb was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend. Prince George's County police say four Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission employees were working early Sunday morning in the Temple Hills area when a suspect, who was armed with a gun, approached them.

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  18. Crew fixing broken water main held up at gunpointRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 | Valley Morning Star

    ... was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend. Prince George's County police say four Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission employees were working early Sunday morning in the Temple Hills area when a suspect, who was armed with a gun, approached them. ...

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  19. Crew fixing watermain held up at gunpointRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2016 | The Washington Post

    Four workers trying to fix a broken water main in Prince George's County early Sunday were robbed at gunpoint, the county police said. The victims, members of a crew from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, were at work about 2:45 a.m. in the Hillcrest Heights/Temple Hills area when the robber approached, police said.

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  20. Lyttonsville could get a second chance at developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | The Washington Post

    ... replacing much of it with an industrial park, a Ride On bus lot and storage for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. Many of the older homes were replaced with large garden apartment complexes. Today, Lyttonsville is a racially diverse ...

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