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Some DC residents advised to boil drinking water

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UPDATE - @dcwater: Service completely restored, but boil water advisory is still in effect for isolated areas of the city. To confirm if you're impacted by the precautionary boil water area in NW DC, call the 24-hr command center at 202-612-3400.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's Water and Sewer Authority is advising that residents who are having low water pressure boil water for drinking and cooking.

DC Water said Wednesday evening that the Fort Reno Pumping Station experienced a power outage. Crews are working to restore power to and will flush the system with chlorinated water to disinfect pipes once service is restored.

Officials say if residents have low water pressure, especially if they live west and southwest of Rock Creek Park, they should boil their water.

Residents who currently don't have water service should boil their water when service is restored.

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More information from DC Water:

http://www.dcwater.com/news/listings/press_release636.cfm

View map of affected areas:

http://www.dcwater.com/news/listings/documents/updated%20map%20for%20press%20release.pdf


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