The WSSC has lifted mandatory water restrictions for southern Prince George's County, effective as of approximately 6:45 p.m.
The 54-inch water main in Forestville has been repaired and returned to service. Water quality tests returned from the lab this evening showing the water flowing through this pipe meets EPA standards.
"First and foremost we want to thank our residential and business customers for their incredible patience throughout this evolving situation," said WSSC GM/CEO Jerry N. Johnson in a statement. "We are fully aware this was an extremely difficult week to be confronted with both water restrictions and a heat wave. We are heartened that the response to our calls for conservation were taken so seriously. Customers used less water, and that took a significant strain off of our system while repairs were carried out."