Thanks to a federally mandated project, the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission (WSSC) will be undertaking a massive pipe replacement and rehabilitation project with a $1 billion price tag, according to the Gazette.
The majority of the pipe repair will involved adding a lining to existing pipes, extending the life of the pipes by another 50 to 100 years, said WSSC spokesperson Mark Behe. The Gazette reported that around 5,000 pipes and manholes and 24 sewage basins need repairs.
About 1.8 million customers in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties are served by WSSC. The exact schedule of of the repairs has not been reported.
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