Boil-water advisory is issued for areas near Rock Creek Park in the District

Boil-water advisory is issued for areas near Rock Creek Park in the District

The District’s water and sewer authority issued a precautionary boil-water advisory for areas west and southwest of Rock Creek Park after a pumping station in that area suffered a power outage, officials said Wednesday evening.

DC Water, which used to be known as DCWASA, advised customers who were experiencing low water pressure to boil their water for cooking and drinking because it could be contaminated.

(D.C. Water and Sewer Authority) – Areas of Northwest Washington included in the boil water order.

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Nicole Condon, a spokeswoman for DC Water, said water service was completely restored to the area shortly before 7 p.m, but she added that the boil-water advisory was still in effect.

A news release from the water agency said that customers who didn’t experience low water pressure, and those who do not live in the affected area, didn’t need to boil water.

As of 8 p.m. Condon said that about 1,100 homes and businesses were still affected.

Customers who had low water pressure were advised to:

— bring water to a rolling boil for 1 minute;

— allow water to cool before using;

— and store cooled water in a clean container with a cover.

DC Water also advised that those concerned about health issues should consult a health-care provider.

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