WSSC to Replace Water Main Along Montgomery Village Avenue; Project to Take Two Years

by Patrick Herron

Per the Montgomery Village News:

“In a public meeting on October 26, representatives from WSSC Water relayed they will be preforming a water main replacement project along Montgomery Village Avenue that will last approximately 2 years. This is part of WSSC Water’s current mission to strategically replace and rehabilitate aging water and sewer infrastructure in the service area, enhancing service and reliability to their customers.

The pipes to be replaced span .97 miles along Montgomery Village Avenue from Midcounty Highway to Centerway Road, and include entrances to Lake Shore Drive, Stedwick Road, Whetstone Drive and Centerway Road. The current pipes were installed in the 1960s and are nearing their end-of-life cycle. Replacing these pipes will help reduce future disruptions from water main breaks. The new ductile iron pipes have a corrosion protection which provides a life expectancy of 100 years on the new installation.

The project is expected to begin in January 2022 and is anticipated to be compete in January 2024. All work will be performed between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. with road lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. In the event that both lanes on the southbound side of Montgomery Village Avenue are closed, traffic will be routed in both directions on the opposite northbound side. Its is estimated that 200 to 300 feet or less of roadway will be closed at any given time.

Within the scope of the project are the installation of new water mains and new service lines up to the property line. Residences may experience water shut offs up to 8 hours; advanced notice (48 to 72 hours) will be given to affected property owners. WSSC Water noted that reliable water and sewer service will be maintained during construction, and property owners will always have access to their properties. Interior home access and access to private property are not required for this work. Parking restrictions may be put in place in a work area during any given day; advance notice will also be provided for these disruptions.”

For more information, contact WSSC Water Design Project Manager Ling Li at 301-206-8745 or e-mail To view the meeting presentation, visit

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