Prince George's County residents advised to boil water after Hyattsville main breaks

Prince George's County residents in the above pictured areas are under a boil water advisory. (WSSC screenshot)

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP/WJLA) - About 100,000 residents in Prince George's County should boil their water before drinking it following a water main break.

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said the residents are under a precautionary water-boil advisory until sometime Thursday or Friday.

The advisory was issued Tuesday night after a 59-year-old water main broke. The 24-inch water main ruptured on Tanglewood Drive in Hyattsville.

Commission spokeswoman Lyn Riggins said when a water system loses pressure, there's an increased risk of contamination. But she said Wednesday that there had been no evidence of contamination so far since the break.

The commission advised residents to boil their water before drinking it, brushing their teeth, washing dishes, making ice or preparing food.

The advisory applies to residents in Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Mount Rainier, Cheverly, Chillum, Edmonston, Landover Hills, Glenarden, Fairmount Heights, Seat Pleasant, Brentwood and North Brentwood.

An interactive map on WSSC's website shows which residents are in the affected areas.

Numerous public schools in the affected areas will receive bottled water in response to the boil water advisory.{ }The impacted schools and sites include:

Annapolis Road Academy Alternative HS

Beacon Heights ES

Bladensburg ES

Bladensburg HS

Bonnie F. Johns Educational Media Center

Capitol Heights ES

Carmody Hills ES

Central HS

Cesar Chavez ES

Chillum ES

Cooper Lane ES

Cora L. Rice ES

Dodge Park ES

Doswell E. Brooks ES

Fairmont Heights HS

G. James Gholson MS

Gladys Noon Spellman ES

Glenridge ES

H. Winship Wheatley Center

Highland Park ES

Hyattsville ES

Hyattsville MS

ISSC Warehouse

John Carroll ES

John H. Bayne ES

Judge Sylvania W. Woods ES

Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood Centre

Kenmoor ES

Kenmoor MS

Matthew Henson ES (Charter)

Mt. Rainier ES

Nicholas Orem MS

Oakcrest ES

Phyllis E. Williams ES

Port Towns ES

Ridgecrest ES

Riverdale ES

Robert R. Gray ES

Rogers Heights ES

Rosa L. Parks ES

Seat Pleasant ES

Templeton ES

Thomas Stone ES

Walker Mill MS

William Paca ES

William Wirt MS

Woodridge ES