Discolored Water Could Affect Some Customers In Parts Of Prince George's County

Water is safe to drink, but should not be used for baby formula

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Laurel – February 10, 2013: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) customers in the Laurel and Beltsville areas of Prince George’s County could be experiencing discolored water. Discolored water is not harmful to drink although it can taste different. WSSC does not recommend that you use discolored water to prepare baby formula.

Discolored water can be used for showering, flushing toilets, cleaning floors, etc. However, you should NOT wash clothes in your washing machine during this time. Clothing may stain. WSSC has a brochure about discolored water on its website.

The discolored water is the result of a broken water main east of I-95 near the intersection of Van Dusen and Virginia Manor where a contractor was working on a project for the State Highway Administration (SHA). 

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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