Friday, July 13, 2018

from CM McDuffie's office: DC Water advisory warning message

From: Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie On Behalf Of Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2018 11:32 AM
Subject: DC Water Advisory Warning


The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) has issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory following a loss of pressure to a portion of their distribution system that took place at approximately 8:30PM on July 12th. The issue mentioned above makes it possible for contaminants to enter the water.  As a precaution, residents are advised to boil their water until further notice. To minimize risk, residents who live in the affected areas or experienced low water pressure should follow the instructions outlined below.

Residents should:
  • Run tap until water is clear
  • 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

Residents 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

Below is a map of the areas affected.

Please think about your neighbors who may not have immediate internet access and the spread the word. DC Water will be hosting a press conference at 11:30am live from their Facebook page. I will continue to monitor this issue closely until it is completely resolved.

In Service,


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