LANHAM, Md. (WNEW/AP) — Some residents and businesses in Prince George’s County are being urged to boil water following a water main break.
Jerry Irvine, spokesman for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, said about 10,000 customer accounts are affected. The commission says the advisory is precautionary, and affects residents in Accokeek and parts of Fort Washington and Piscataway.
An interactive map on the commission’s website lets customers pinpoint whether they are included in the advisory.
The commission says the water main broke Tuesday night, but darkness and Tuesday’s heavy rains have made it difficult to identify the broken pipe.
Those under the advisory are urged to bring water to a rolling boil for one minute before drinking it, making ice, washing dishes by hand, brushing teeth or preparing food.
The advisory will remain in effect until approximately 36 to 48 hours after service is restored.
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