Service Restored to Largo Neighborhood

Boil Water Advisory continues

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel - December 6, 2012: Water service has been restored to the nearly 750 customers in the New Orchard Drive area of Largo. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

However, the Boil Water Advisory (BWA) for the area will remain in effect until testing confirms that water quality has been restored. Mandatory water testing has begun and the earliest the boil water advisory could be lifted is late Friday evening.

An interactive map for customers outlines areas affected by the BWA.

After the Boil Water Advisory is lifted, WSSC recommends that customers flush their home cold water lines when their water service comes back on;

  • 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 more information on flushing go to the WSSC website:http://www.wsscwater.com/home/jsp/content/flushing-guide.faces

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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