Boil Water Advisory Lifted In D.C.

UPDATED: March 7, 2014 11:54 a.m.

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A Boil Water Advisory impacting about 1,100 residents in areas west and southwest of Rock Creek Park has been cancelled.

D.C. Water and Sewer Authority issued the Wednesday following a power outage at the Fort Reno Pumping Station.

Crews had been working to flush the system with chlorinated water to disinfect the pipes after restoring service. Water officials say there is no longer a risk of contamination for customers.

Interactive Map Of Impacted Area

Customers who believe they are affected should:
– Bring water to a rolling boil for 1 minute.
– Allow water to cool before using.
– Store cooled water in a clean container with a cover.

Customers should use cooled, boiled water or bottled water for:
– Drinking
– Brushing teeth
– Preparing and cooking food
– Making ice
– Giving water to pets

Customers unsure whether the advisory impacts them should call D.C. Water at 202-612-3400.


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