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MetCom’s Advice on Preparing for Winter Weather

While the area braces for the first winter storm of the season, the Metropolitan Commission is taking necessary steps to prepare for the forecasted weather. While snow storms do not necessarily increase the number of water main breaks in our system, road conditions may cause logistical and safety challenges for our field crews. This could mean longer than normal service disruptions in the event of a needed emergency repair. MetCom is preparing for the storm in the following ways: Keeping and maintaining the water distribution system as full as possible during the storm. Updating the emergency contact list for our electrical supplier in the event of a power outage at vital facilities. Testing and topping off mobile equipment including generators to provide temporary power if an outage occurs. Preparing snow removal and salting equipment at key locations. Securing contractor support in the event of an extreme weather event. Should customers encounter water or sewer service issues during the storm they should call MetCom’s Emergency Call Center at 301.373.5305. Please conserve water in the event of a power outage. If your property is serviced by a grinder pump and you experience a power outage, conserve water until power is restored.  It […]

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