LAUREL, Md. (WUSA) - Customers in a portion of Largo, Md. are being advised to boil water after a water main break early Thursday morning, according to the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).
About 600 WSSC customers are affected by a 40-year-old, 16-inch water main which broke at 10305 New Orchard Drive in Largo at about 3:50 a.m.
For many of those customers, service has been temporarily restored, but they are being told to boil their water until further notice.
All of the customers live in a subdivision that can only be accessed by New Orchard Drive off of Harry Truman Drive.
WSSC expects some full regular service to be restored in the area some time Thursday evening, but caution that the boil water advisory will stay in effect until approximately 36-48 hours after service returns. That allows for water sampling that will show that proper quality has been restored, officials said.