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Boil-water advisory issued in Prince George's County

Wednesday - 9/3/2014, 11:47am  ET

WASHINGTON -- About 100,000 people in parts of Prince George's County are being advised to boil water after a water main break in Hyattsville on Tuesday night.

WSSC says that if you live in Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Mt. Rainier, Cheverly, Chillum, Edmonston, Landover Hills, Glen Arden, Fairmount Heights, Seat Pleasant or Brentwood, you should bring your water to a rolling boil for 1 minute before:

  • Drinking it;
  • Making ice;
  • Washing dishes (without a dishwasher);
  • Brushing your teeth;
  • Cooking.

The advisory comes after a 24-inch, 59-year-old water main broke on Tanglewood Drive, near Alternate Route 1.

WSSC says that the advisory will be in effect for about 48 hours and affects almost 31,000 accounts. WSSC has an interactive map on its site that allows you to type in your address and find out whether you live in the affected area.

If you have any questions, WSSC says you should call its 24-hour call center at 301-206-4002 or 800-828-6439, or TTY 301-206-8345.

On a related note, bottled water is being used in Prince George's County Public Schools that are affected, but the school system says there is not interruption to meals.

Cafeterias are boiling water to use for hand washing and for cleaning.

The boil-water advisory affects the following schools:

  • Annapolis Road Academy Alternative High School
  • Beacon Heights Elementary School
  • Bladensburg Elementary School
  • Bladensburg High School
  • Bonnie F. Johns Educational Media Center
  • Capitol Heights Elementary School
  • Carmody Hills Elementary School
  • Central High School
  • Cesar Chavez Elementary School
  • Chillum Elementary School
  • Cooper Lane Elementary School
  • Cora L. Rice Elementary School
  • Dodge Park Elementary School
  • Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School
  • Fairmont Heights High School
  • G. James Gholson Middle School
  • Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School
  • Glenridge Elementary School
  • H. Winship Wheatley Center
  • Highland Park Elementary School
  • Hyattsville Elementary School
  • Hyattsville Elementary School
  • ISSC Warehouse
  • John Carroll Elementary School
  • John H. Bayne Elementary School
  • Judge Sylvania W. Woods Elementary School
  • Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood Center
  • Kenmoor Elementary School
  • Kenmoor Middle School
  • Matthew Henson Elementary School (Charter)
  • Mt. Rainier Elementary School
  • Nicholas Orem Middle School
  • Oakcrest Elementary School
  • Phyllis E. Williams Elementary School
  • Port Towns Elementary School
  • Ridgecrest Elementary School
  • Riverdale Elementary School
  • Robert R. Gray Elementary School
  • Rogers Heights Elementary School
  • Rosa L. Parks Elementary School
  • Seat Pleasant Elementary School
  • Templeton Elementary School
  • Thomas Stone Elementary School
  • Walker Mill Middle School
  • William Paca Elementary School
  • William Wirt Middle School
  • Woodridge Elementary School

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