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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Water Emergency Declared in Prince George’s County

Residents of a large section of Prince George’s County were told Monday night to stockpile water immediately in anticipation of an emergency shut-off of their supply for days during the hottest period so far this summer.

The announcement came after authorities detected signs that part of a major water main, which supplies at least 100,000 people, was about to fail and required immediate replacement.

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which provides water to the affected area, said the main could be closed down as early as Tuesday afternoon and told people to stock up before then. One spokesman said that once cut, service through the 54-inch main could be out for as long as four days.



Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up Joe, I live in the effected area but didn't hear about it until reading it hear on sbynews. Most of my neighbors weren't aware of it either.

Anonymous said...

I saw this on facebook and thought it might help you. I'm not sure if this is in your area or not.

Safeway and Prince George's County will be giving away water starting Wednesday. Southern Regional Tech/Rec Complex at 7007 Bock Road in Fort Washington, Md. Each person is allowed to pick up a maximum of two gallons. Hope all goes well for you!