After pipeline repairs, water service fully restored in Pr. William

WASHINGTON — Fairfax Water made repairs to a broken water pipe line that caused water problems to a line serving Prince William County. Water service was fully restored as of 5 a.m. Wednesday.

The shutdown began at 10 p.m. Tuesday as crews made repairs on a break in the pipeline that brings in water from Fairfax County to Prince William County.

Fairfax Water set an eight-hour window for the repairs, but because the work was completed in that time, customers may not have seen an interruption to their water service.

Before the repairs, the Prince William County Service Authority urged residents in eastern Prince William County to fill clean storage containers with tap water or purchase bottled water as an added precaution.

The water authority provided a map of the areas that could see disruptions. The areas affected appear in red:

Here are areas affected by a water shutdown in Prince William County. (Courtesy Prince William County Service Authority)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been corrected to reflect the proper agency making the repairs.

Zeke Hartner

Zeke Hartner is a digital writer/editor who has been with WTOP since 2017. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Political Science program and an avid news junkie.

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