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.
Run tap until water
Bring water to a
rolling boil for 3 minutes
Allow water to cool
Store cooled water
in a clean container with a cover
should use cooled, boiled water or bottled water for:
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.