: News

Police Threaten Fines If Water Restrictions Not Followed

Play associated audio

By Natalie Neumann

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says customers in Maryland's Montgomery and Prince George's Counties aren't conserving water as much as they'd like while a damaged water pipe is being repaired.

Police are writing warnings and threatening to fine residents who don't comply with the mandatory restrictions.

The WSSC asked customers on Thursday to stop all outside water use and to use water inside only as necessary in hopes to cut usage by a third.

The restrictions are expected to last until at least Monday.

Meanwhile, police say people don't follow the guidelines could face fines of as much as five hundred dollars.

Michael Sewell lives a couple blocks from the pipe that's being repaired in Potomac, Maryland.

He says the fine is steep.

"They should definately encourage environmentally friendly activities but I don't think they should fine you if you don't do it," he says.

But the WSSC says compliance is critical -- to ensure there's enough water for fire protection and medical uses.

NPR

Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
NPR

More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference. The rigorous test is only in its fifth year, but nearly 600 people have passed it already. Industry experts say the exam is necessary because of the evolving standards in the growing American cheese business.
NPR

After A Night Of Jeers And Booing, Sanders Supporters Begin To Consider What's Next

Bernie Sanders spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Monday evening. Though he's not the nominee, many of his supporters are in Philadelphia to express their views and frustration.
NPR

Solar-Powered Plane Completes Historic Circumnavigation

The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Abu Dhabi, where its journey began 17 flights ago in March 2015. Alternating with another pilot, Bertrand Piccard flew around the world with no fuel.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.