Woodridge Civic Association

Boil Your Water!

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  • brian
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If you live or work in Northwest D.C. you are advised to boil your tap water before drinking or using it for cooking. The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority is saying that  a loss of water pressure is causing a "water quality problem."

So, boil your water for at least one minute before using it if you live within the following borders:

North Boundary:
* 14th St. NW between Eastern Ave. and Leegate

West Boundary:
* 14th St. NW between Leegate and Iris
* 16th St. NW between Iris and Alaska

South Boundary:
* Alaska between 16th St. and Fern St.NW
* Fern St. between Alaska and Georgia Ave. NW
* Fern Pl. between Georgia Ave. and 8th St. NW

East Boundary:
* 8th St. NW between Fern Pl. and Eastern Ave.
* Eastern Ave. between 8th St. and 14th St. NW

Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, washing dishes, brushing teeth, making ice, and for food preparation - basically anything that could result in the water being ingested.  Additionally, WASA says to discard any food prepared with water after 11 a.m. Monday.

WASA has not announced how long it will take for the water quality to get back to normal - but it could take at least a couple of days.

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