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Potential water shortage to greatly affect National Harbor businesses

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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -

The water main repair in Prince George’s County is having a huge impact on businesses at the National Harbor.

National Harbor is home to hundreds of hotel rooms and all kinds of restaurants. But at 9 p.m. Tuesday, water restrictions will surely dry out their ability to welcome customers.

The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center has frantically put together a plan to keep guests happy. The good news is a major convention that sold out the entire place is ending. 98 percent of guests are scheduled to check out in Wednesday morning. But there will be no hot water and breakfast will be served on paper plates because dishwashing won't be available.

A smaller convention that was planned to begin Wednesday has been postponed. Another convention planned for later this week has been moved to D.C.

For those who work and live in the area, this loss of business could hurt their paychecks. The financial hit these businesses will take could be huge. We are told it could have been much worse if it happened just a few days ago.

A spokesperson for Gaylord National said for the people who were going to check in Wednesday, they will be given a refund or switched to another hotel.

Once everyone is out of the major hotel, based on the water situation, they are planning to possibly shut the place down until water is restored.


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