Courtesy WSSC

Per Montgomery County: “The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and WSSC Water proudly announce the launch of the 2024 Salt Wise Campaign. This initiative aims to raise awareness about the impacts to our environment and drinking water from excessive salt use during winter weather and encourages residents to be “Salt Wise.” (more…)


Per WSSC: “WSSC Water today lifted the recreational water contact health advisory for the Triadelphia Reservoir, which was issued earlier this summer due to high levels of blue-green algae. The end of the health advisory follows two consecutive weeks of extensive monitoring and testing showing algal concentrations and potential toxins well below advisory thresholds.

A recreational water contact health advisory for the T. Howard Duckett Reservoir was lifted earlier this month. Visitors can now safely resume recreational activities at both reservoirs.  To learn about blue-green algae and algal blooms, visit WSSC Water’s Algal Blooms page. 

The Triadelphia and T. Howard Duckett reservoirs, located along the Patuxent River in Montgomery, Prince George’s & Howard counties, serve as drinking water sources for WSSC Water and as a recreational area for hiking, fishing and boating. It is important to note that WSSC Water’s drinking water was not affected and continues to meet all Safe Drinking Water Act standards.

For up-to-date information on watershed activities, please call our hotline at (301) 206-4386 (4FUN). Permitting and regulation details can be found at” Featured image courtesy of WSSC on Twitter.


Update: Nick’s Diner has reopened. 
Nick’s Diner at 11199 Veirs Mill Rd in Wheaton is temporarily closed. The restaurant posted the following message on its social media pages on Saturday morning: “Attention valued patrons, due to a water main break, Nick’s Diner is temporarily closed. Stay tuned for updates. Thank you for understanding.” We will provide an update if additional information becomes available.

Nick’s recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and serves diner classics like pancakes, French toast, omelets, hot & cold sandwiches, chili, souvlaki, and gyros. Featured photo courtesy of Nick’s Diner on Instagram.



Per WSSC: WSSC Water recently distributed $3.75 million to 4,350 income-constrained customers throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties to help pay past-due water and sewer bills incurred between January 27, 2020, and September 30, 2022. The average grant received by customers was $863.36. Funding enabled WSSC Water to restore water service for 377 vulnerable customers. Letters have been mailed to all grant recipients.

The grant is from Maryland’s COVID-19 State and Local Relief Fund award under the American Rescue Plan Act. The distribution of funds continues WSSC Water’s extensive efforts to assist customers financially impacted by the pandemic. Since March 2020, WSSC Water has provided more than $10.2 million in financial assistance to more than 5,500 customers thanks to various federal and state programs.

“We know the financial impacts of COVID-19 continue to this day, which is why these funds are crucial to ensuring our income-constrained customers have the resources necessary to keep our safe, clean water flowing to their taps,” said WSSC Water General Manager and CEO Kishia L. Powell. “I thank Governor Wes Moore’s administration for providing this money and our Commissioners, especially Commission Vice Chair T. Eloise Foster, for helping us secure funds that complement our strong portfolio of assistance programs.”

Today, Maryland also increased funding available through the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program for overdue water bills – from $2,000 to $10,000. Act now: applications will be accepted through September 30, 2023.

WSSC Water strongly encourages customers behind on their water and sewer bills to learn more about financial assistance programs here.


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