WSSC: Water To Last Hours After It Is Cut Off

5:11 PM, Jul 16, 2013   |    comments
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PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- WSSC will not cut off the water supply of the failing 54-inch water main until their systems are topped off, the utility company spokesperson said in press conference on Tuesday. 

Water restrictions, however, will begin at 9 p.m. on Tuesday. 

"Once the pipe is shut off, the water supply should last between 12 to 15 hours or longer depending on how much residents conserve water," said I.J. Hudson, WSSC spokesperson. 

County officials say they will open two reception centers Wednesday morning for affected residents.

Prince George's County will use these centers outside the affected area to give bathroom, shower, and water access to residents. 

Officials said if there is a need they have seven other centers ready for use. 

An estimated 125,000 residents in Prince George's County will be affected by the water main repairs, said WSSC spokesperson Jerry Irvine. That number dies not include business. 

The county will also be handing out water in various areas. Prince George's County Fire Dept. water tankers, which hold about 500 gallons of water, will also be available. 


For water, cooling centers and latest information sign up for Prince George's County Notify Me or call 311. 


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