FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - Officials say around 23,000 residents of Prince George's County, including parts of National Harbor and Fort Washington, are under a boil water advisory.
The advisory went into place on Sunday following a break to a 36-inch water main on MD 210 (Indian Head Highway) in Fort Washington. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is still investigating the cause of the break.
Officials say they are hoping to be done with the work by morning rush on Tuesday.
WSSC officials say If you live in the affected area (USE THIS INTERACTIVE MAP TO CHECK YOUR AREA), you should bring your water to a rolling boil for three minutes then cool it before:
- Brushing Teeth
- Washing Fruits And Vegetables
- Preparing Baby Food And Formula
- Making Ice
- Giving To Pets
Boiled water can be stored in a clean container with a cover, WSSC officials say. Water does not have to be boiled before it is used for bathing as long as it is not consumed.