Thursday, September 10, 2015

WSSC - Water Improvement Project in Mount Rainier

NOTICE from the City of Mount Rainier......


WSSC Water Improvement Project in Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier, MD— Thursday, September 3, 2015 —Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) discovered 100 year old wooden pipes as they excavated and prepared to place modern ductile iron pipes to update the water infrastructure in the City of Mount Rainier. In the 1940's the water system was switched from wood pipes to the iron pipes that currently transport water throughout the city. Since the wooden pipes are not currently in use, services including water and sewer will not be interrupted during this project. Today's work on 34th Street is part of a WSSC project to replace a total of 2.5 miles of pipes in the city. Residents should be aware that when necessary, alternate routes and parking will be made available, and access to the businesses on 34th street will not be restricted by the pipe replacement. "The 34th Street business corridor is the main hub of our city and a center of vitality," remarked City Manager, Larry Hughes, "the pipe replacement is a necessary update and will provide improved water service."


Positive Impact

The City of Mount Rainier and its residents will benefit from more reliable water service as an outcome of the water improvement project. Modern pipe technology allows for updated house connections, and the ability to swiftly locate the source in the event of a leaking pipe. The WSSC estimates that the water improvement project will be fully completed within 18 months. When the project is completed, residents should expect improved water infrastructure and services. Video is coming shortly!

WSSC has given the City an Approximate Timeline for Residents to follow.  It is as follows:




Approximate Start Date

Approximate End Date

34th Street

July 15

October 12

Taylor Street

November 23

January 15

37th Street

January 18

February 17

Tilden Street

July 15

November 20

40th Street, Webster Street, Volta Avenue, Utah Avenue, 39th Place

July 15

November 6

*Approximate dates that are subject to change

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