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Water main repair to affect water service for several days in Prince George's County

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The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says a large portion of southern Prince George's County is facing no water service for several days due to a large water main that needs to be replaced.

WSSC says a section of a 54-inch concrete pipeline located between Suitland Parkway and Forestville Road has an increasing number of wire breaks in the pipe and that is a sign it is beginning to fail. The plan is to fix it and have customers back online within five days. The water main could be taken out of service as early as Tuesday afternoon.

Some of the communities likely to be affected include Morningside, Hillcrest Heights, Camp Springs, Forest Heights, Temple Hills and Oxon Hill, including Joint Base Andrews and the National Harbor.

The county will be working with hospitals, nursing homes and others to ensure they have access to water.

Residents are urged to stock up on water in preparation for the loss of service during the repair and mandatory water restrictions are likely to be issued Tuesday afternoon.

To see what areas will be affected, click the link for an interactive map: http://gisweb.wsscwater.com/waterrestrictions/

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