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D.C. Water Advisory In Effect For Upper Northwest

Customers should use cooled boiled water for drinking, brushing teeth, cooking food, making ice, preparing formula and for giving to pets.
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Customers should use cooled boiled water for drinking, brushing teeth, cooking food, making ice, preparing formula and for giving to pets.

A boil water alert is now in effect for approximately 1,100 customers in Upper Northwest D.C., especially in areas west and southwest of Rock Creek Park.

A power outage at the Fort Reno Pumping Station caused a loss of water pressure in the affected area. DC Water says a loss of water pressure can compromise water quality, so it is asking residents experiencing low or no water pressure to boil water before drinking or cooking with it.

Service has been restored in the affected area, but the advisory remains in effect pending further notice.

Once the issue is resolved, DC Water says it will flush the system with chlorinated water to disinfect pipes.

For the time being, DC Water advises using boiled or bottled water to drink, cook, or brush your teeth.

A map of the affected area is available at the bottom of this page, but those unsure if they are covered by the advisory can call the DC Water command center at (202) 612-3400.

Areas Affected By Boil Water Advisory by WAMU885news

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