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Boil Water Advisory In Effect For Parts Of Prince George's County

Many residents will want to boil their water Wednesday just to be on the safe side.
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Many residents will want to boil their water Wednesday just to be on the safe side.
The water advisory is in effect for the portion of southern Prince George's County in blue. Click to see the full map.

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory for southern Prince George's County — including Accokeek and parts of Fort Washington and Piscataway.

Specifically, the boil water advisory applies to areas east of Indian Head Highway, west of Piscataway Road, and south of Palmer Road running down to the Charles County line, according to the WSSC.

A detailed map is available on the WSSC website.

The WSSC says that a water main broke on Tuesday, but heavy rains yesterday prevented workers from locating the broken pipe.

A risk of contamination follows when even a small portion of the water system loses pressure. The BWA will stay in effect as late as 48 hours after water pressure is restored.

Those in the affected area are urged to boil tap water before drinking it, preparing food, brushing teeth or making ice. Water for pets should also be boiled.

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