UPDATE: WSSC Lifts Boil Water Advisory for Cabin John and Glen Echo Areas

Update, Aug. 13 at 4:33 p.m.:

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) lifted the boil water advisory for the Cabin John and Glen Echo areas Saturday,  Aug. 13 as of 4:33 p.m.

Update, Aug. 13 at 7:30 a.m.:

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is testing the water supply to the Cabin John and Glen Echo areas following the repairs to Thursday’s water main break. WSSC believes the boil water advisory will continue through late Saturday. Two consecutive tests must indicate the water is safe before the advisory is lifted. WSSC anticipates the water results by late Saturday.

WSSC established a water station Friday which will be open again Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The station is located in the parking lot behind the Clara Barton House at Glen Echo Park. The address is 5801 Oxford Road.

Original Article:

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Water issued a boil water advisory for parts of Montgomery County that began late in the evening of Aug. 11.

The boil advisory comes due to a water main break on a 12-in. pipe that runs along MacArthur Blvd. in the Cabin John and Glen Echo area. WSSC has placed those areas under a boil water advisory as a precaution.

The break caused a portion of the WSSC Water system to lose pressure, which allows for an increased risk of contamination to the water distribution system.

WWSC Water will conduct testing to ensure the water is safe for consumption. Once safety is confirmed, the boil advisory will be lifted and residents will be notified.

Until further notice, residents in the affected area are advised to bring their water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow it to cool off before using it, for activities such as drinking, brushing one’s teeth, filling up pet bowls, washing produce, or making ice.

Over 2,200 residents have been impacted by the advisory. Residents should consult the interactive digital map to see if they are in the impact area.

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