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Boil Water Advisory Remains In Effect for Customers in Parts of Prince George’s County Heading
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LAUREL, MD, JANUARY 24, 2011:Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) crews began the initial stages of making repairs to the 54-inch water main that broke earlier today forcing a shutdown of part of the Inner Loop of the Capitol Beltway (I-495). The final valve shut-off to stop the leak occurred about 12:30 p.m. The break has been isolated and the system is filling up and stabilizing.  Customer water pressure should be restored.

As a precaution, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) for customers served by WSSC in a large portion of Prince George’s County south of Central Avenue and Route 202 (Landover Road). The BWA will remain in effect until water samples are tested and declared safe. 
 

Jerry Johnson, WSSC General Manager/CEO briefed reporters this afternoon near the site of the water main break at 9244 E. Hampton 9244-A E. Hampton Dr., Capitol Heights. Johnson said it would be several days before the repairs would be completed. He was accompanied by WSSC Chair Antonio L. Jones, U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards and Prince George’s County Councilmember Leslie Johnson. Edwards spoke of the need for federal funding of the nation’s water infrastructure renewal. 

To view the area impacted and determine affected customers click on Boiled Water Map. For this and other information, check the WSSC web site (www.wsscwater.com) and the news media for updates.  Customers who do not have access to the internet can contact the WSSC Customer Call Center at 301.206.4001 or after 5:30 p.m. call 301.206.4002.

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