As a WSSC Water customer living in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties Maryland, you may have encountered construction crews performing sewer repair work in your neighborhood.
This work is a part of WSSC Water’s Sewer Repair, Replacement and Rehabilitation (SR3) Program.
The SR3 Program is a continual effort to improve the condition of the wastewater collection system assets and to reduce system overflows, for improved water quality in our waterways. It is also a key element of the Consent Decree, an agreement between WSSC Water, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), for a multi-year action plan to dramatically minimize sewage overflow - and eliminate it where possible. The goal is to maintain or improve the condition of aging sewer infrastructure.
The SR3 Program is under the leaderships of the Pipeline Design Division (PDD) and Pipeline Construction Division (PCD) of the Engineering and Construction Team.
The work includes the following:
These improvements will allow less groundwater to infiltrate the sewer system during rain events. As a result, there will be fewer sewer overflows into our waterways, enhancing the protection of both public health and the environment, while improving services to WSSC Water customers.
The net effect of these changes will be an improvement to local water quality and updated infrastructure, that will serve communities for many years to come.
In a region as large as the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, the economic impact of a program of this magnitude can be far reaching. To date, the program has provided work for many parties including:
The SR3 work is a continuing process and may cause minor inconveniences while in progress. WSSC Water will work to provide a quality and communicative platform for customers to be informed.