Water Main Break Leads To Boil-Water Advisory | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Water Main Break Leads To Boil-Water Advisory

Play associated audio

Monday morning's water main break in Prince George's County, Md., has led to the issuance of a boil-water advisory for areas affected by the break.

The Washington Surburban Sanitary Commission is recommending that people in the advisory area bring water to a rolling boil for one minute, then cool it before using it.

The water main break iced over a major part of I-95 in Prince George's County Monday morning. The pipe ruptured in an office park that backs up to the Capital Beltway. There was extensive water damage to businesses and vehicles located in the office park.

The boil-water advisory affects about 400,000 customers and covers a large portion of Prince George's County south of Central Avenue and Route 202 in the Capital Heights area.

NPR

Teaching Students To Hear The Music In The Built World

Cooper Union architecture professor Diana Agrest has influenced generations of accomplished architects. Now in her 70s, Agrest was one of the first women to teach in the largely male-dominated field.
NPR

At Last: Kentucky Authorities Bust Ring Behind Great Bourbon Heist

In 2013, more than 200 bottles of pricey Pappy Van Winkle bourbon vanished from a Kentucky distillery. Tuesday authorities announced indictments in what appears to be a much bigger crime syndicate.
WAMU 88.5

Maryland Isn't Doing Enough To Address Police Accountability, Say Some Lawmakers

The death of Freddie Gray after he suffered a fatal injury while in the custody of Baltimore police has led to the suspension of six officers, but the Maryland General Assembly ignored the majority of so-called "police accountability" bills during its yearly session.
NPR

Google's New Search Algorithm Stokes Fears Of 'Mobilegeddon'

This week, Google started prioritizing mobile-friendly websites in Google searches made on a smartphone. The change could hurt businesses whose sites don't pass Google's mobile-ready test.

Leave a Comment

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