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:
Washing dishes (without a dishwasher);
Brushing your teeth;
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: