Water Tunnel Blasting to Begin

Water Tunnel Blasting to Begin

In the wake of recent repair work on the sinkhole over the big water main under Tilden Lane (the same size and age as the one which broke under River Road last year), the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is beginning a new, even larger water main project. The new 84-inch water tunnel will carry 100 million gallons of water every day, mainly to Prince Georges County. The project will run under the Old Farm/Tilden Woods community (a member of Friends of White Flint), along Tuckerman Lane, and through Kensington to the Mormon Temple. Blasting in Old Farm will begin next year.

Today’s Washington Post Metro section has a story:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/26/AR2009072602485.html

Barnaby Zall

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