Largo Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Residents Should Flush Cold Water Lines

| News Release



Laurel - December 8, 2012: The Boil Water Advisory (BWA) has been lifted for the New Orchard neighborhood in Largo. A series of tests confirms there was no contamination of the water during repairs of WSSC’s system in the community earlier this week.

Now that the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted, WSSC recommends customers flush their home cold water lines before resuming normal water usage.

  • Run all cold water taps for five minutes.

  • If you have a single-lever faucet, set it to run the cold water.

  • Begin with the highest faucet in your home or business and then open the other faucets one at a time, moving from your highest floor to your lowest.

  • After five minutes, turn off your faucets in reverse order, from lowest to highest.

  • You should also flush your refrigerator’s water lines as well.

This is particularly important for people who have special health concerns because their immunity is compromised.


For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.


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