As residents of southern Prince George's County waited for spigots to run dry today, officials at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission issued new estimates on how long it would take to repair a 54-inch water main they say is about to rupture. Kojo gets the latest on how residents are preparing to endure several days without water during the hottest period of the summer so far.
Map: Water Distribution, Cooling Centers In Prince George's County
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is providing water to residents in the affected areas and the County has set-up three distribution points in the affected areas. Residents will be limited to 2 gallons per person. The distribution points will open from 12-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 and from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. until the water outage is over. Residents must bring their own containers.
Two reception centers have also been opened, where residents will be able to shower, clean up and collect water. Cooling centers will also be open to the public from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
The wavy lines represent water distribution points, the green homes are reception centers and the snowflakes are cooling centers.
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