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Four WSSC crewmembers worked on for hours to close this valve to keep water flowing to more than 100,000 customers in Prince Georges County. (Courtesy Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission)
Four WSSC crewmembers worked on for hours to close this valve to keep water flowing to more than 100,000 customers in Prince George's County. (Courtesy Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission)
This valve is half the size of the stubborn valve that WSSC crews worked on to keep water flowing to a large section of Prince Georges County. (WTOPKate Ryan)
This valve is half the size of the stubborn valve that WSSC crews worked on to keep water flowing to a large section of Prince George's County. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Tom Ecker talks about what it is like to work 20 feet underground in the dark. Several workers helped open a stuck valve to keep water flowing to a large section of Prince Georges County. (WTOPKate Ryan)
Tom Ecker talks about what it is like to work 20 feet underground in the dark. Several workers helped open a stuck valve to keep water flowing to a large section of Prince George's County. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Billy Dove, right, and Jimmy Bowen are among the four men that pulled off an unlikely fix to keep water flowing to a large section of Prince Georges County. (WTOPKate Ryan)
Billy Dove, right, and Jimmy Bowen are among the four men that pulled off an unlikely fix to keep water flowing to a large section of Prince George's County. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Brad Destelhorst discusses his role in helping to open a valve and keep water flowing to a large section of Prince Georges County. He stood in 3 feet of water, 20 feet underground to fix the pipe. Its my job, he says. (WTOPKate Ryan)
Brad Destelhorst discusses his role in helping to open a valve and keep water flowing to a large section of Prince George's County. He stood in 3 feet of water, 20 feet underground to fix the pipe. "It's my job," he says. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
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These WSSC workers demonstrate how they got the job done, using just a 20-inch pipe, to fix a valve on a much bigger pipe. Four men helped keep the water flowing to a large section of Prince Georges County. (WTOPKate Ryan)
These WSSC workers demonstrate how they got the job done, using just a 20-inch pipe, to fix a valve on a much bigger pipe. Four men helped keep the water flowing to a large section of Prince George's County. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
National Harbor is returning to business as usual Thursday after being part of the area that was expected to have no water due to emergency repairs. Hotels and businesses at the popular destination are slowly reopening. (WTOPNick Iannelli)
National Harbor is returning to business as usual Thursday after being part of the area that was expected to have no water due to emergency repairs. Hotels and businesses at the popular destination are slowly reopening. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
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