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Large swath of DC under Boil Water Advisory

DC Water issues Boil Water Advisory for parts of District. (Courtesy of DC Water)

A Boil Water Advisory has been issued for parts of D.C. after an open valve at the Bryant Street Pumping Station caused a loss of pressure in their pipe system, which can cause water to become contaminated, DC Water announced early Friday morning.

DC Water reports they expect the advisory to be in effect for 24 to 48 hours.

Boil Water Advisory impacts homes, hospitals, businesses:

The following areas were initially effected:

  • 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.

Click here to view an updated map of areas effected.

In a press release sent to ABC7, DC Water advised customers to do the following.

Customers should:

  • If water is discolored, run the tap until clear, prior to boiling.
  • Bring water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes.
  • Allow water to cool before using.
  • Store cooled water in a clean container with a cover.

Customers should use cooled, boiled water or bottled water for:

  • Drinking
  • Brushing teeth
  • Preparing and cooking food
  • Making ice
  • Preparing infant formula
  • Giving water to pets


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