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    Continuing Coverage: Prince George's County Water Main Break

Between 200,000 and 300,000 residents of portions of southern and western Prince George's County are facing days without water as officials scramble to replace a broken 54-inch water main. Officials have asked residents to stockpile water and have established water distribution sites and centers where residents can shower and escape the summer heat. WAMU 88.5 will have continuing coverage of the repairs and how residents are handling the water outage.

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WSSC Standing By Its Handling Of Averted Water Shortage

The discovery of a valve fix averted the expected water shortage in parts of Prince George's County, and the leader of the WSSC defends his agency's delay in announcing the fix.
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WSSC Continues To Defend Handling Of Prince George's Co. Water Crisis

The discovery of a valve fix averted the expected water shortage in parts of Prince George's County, and the leader of the WSSC defends his agency's delay in announcing the fix.

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No Water Outage In Prince George's County, But Plenty Of Questions

Hundreds of thousands of Prince George's County residents were happy to hear that an expected water outage wouldn't come to pass, but county leaders want to know more about what happened to a 54-inch water main.

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Prince George's Hospital Was Prepared For Water Crisis

Even though the water crisis in Prince George's County did not come to a head, officials at a local hospital say the facility is more than prepared.

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National Harbor Businesses Spin Up After Water Emergency

The upscale National Harbor community was in the area affected by the expected water outage in Prince George's County, but now that the water is expected to continue flowing, businesses have to get back on track.

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Officials Say That Water Outage In Prince George's County Has Been Averted

"We have averted a major disaster," says general manager of Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, announcing that water outages won't occur during repair on 54-inch water main.

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Water Outage Cancels Summer Programs In Prince George's County Schools

A number of Prince George's County public schools are cancelling summer programs due to the ongoing water outage affecting a portion of the county.

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Map: Water Distribution, Reception Centers In Prince George's County

Prince George's County residents will be able to collect water, shower and cool off at a number of locations today and throughout the water outage that set's to affect southern and western portions of the county.

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Pipe Failure Latest In A String Of Problems For WSSC

As 100,000 residents of Prince George's County go without water due to repairs on a 54-inch water main, officials are questioning the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

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Prince George's Residents Stockpile Water Ahead Of Outage

A water main under repair will leave some Prince George's County residents without water for several days, but some are turning to stores to proactively stockpile reserves.

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