A valve at the Bryant Street Pumping Station was opened at approx. 11PM last night (Thursday, July 12) and has since resulted in nearly half of Washington D.C. potentially being exposed to contaminated water within their homes and businesses.
❗️TO All CUSTOMERS: The temporary problem at our Bryant St pumping station caused the drop in water pressure across 2nd high. The issue has been restored, and crews are still working to ensure complete restoration. More updates to follow.❗️— DC Water (@dcwater) July 13, 2018
A pressure loss impacted portions of our distribution system Thurs. night. As a precaution, we have issued a boil water alert for affected areas. Details and map:https://t.co/AVbW8H9xr5— DC Water (@dcwater) July 13, 2018
- The north is bounded by Western Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue to Nebraska Avenue to Military Rd to Missouri to New Hampshire Avenue.
- To the east by Eastern Avenue
- To the South by New York Ave to K St to Whitehurst Freeway, and
- To the west by Canal Road to the Clara Barton Pkwy.
After boiling the water, customers should allow the water to cool and then store it for all consumption purposes such as drinking, brushing teeth, meal preparation, creating ice, preparing infant formula and giving water to pets. Showering is safe as long as the water is not swallowed.
DC Water expects this to last for up to 48 hours and will be updating their Twitter account with the latest information.
It is safe to take a bath or shower, but be mindful not to swallow any water.— DC Water (@dcwater) July 13, 2018
Update - We anticipate this Boil Water event to last between 24-48 hours. We will share further updates as they come. Residents in the affected area should continue to boil water for drinking and cooking.— DC Water (@dcwater) July 13, 2018
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