Largo, Md. (CBSDC) – Service has been restored to residents of one Largo neighborhood who had to spend their entire Thanksgiving holiday without running water.
Water service was restored to nearly 600 customers around 11:30 p.m. Thursday after service was disrupted around 3:50 a.m. when a 16-inch water main break occurred in the 10000 block of New Orchard Dr.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the area expected to last at least through Friday.
Residents were made aware of the advisory by WSSC employees who distributed informational flyers through the neighborhood and set up a water station to distribute cartons of one-gallon jugs of water.
WSCC warns there is always an increased risk of contamination when a water system loses pressure, recommending you boil water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and for food preparation if you live in the affected area.
Water should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute and cooled before using. Water for pets should also be boiled and then cooled.
The Boil Water Advisory will remain in effect for 36-48 hours from the time service was restored, allowing for mandatory water sampling to ensure quality has been restored.