'Boil Water Advisory' lifted for all of DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) says the 'Boil Water Advisory' has been lifted for all of D.C.

Customers in the previously affected portion of Northwest, D.C. can use tap water for all purposes.

DC Water officials had previously told customers to boil their water for cooking and drinking if they were experiencing low or no water pressure, especially in areas West and Southwest of Rock Creek Park.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Boil Water Advisory affected areas

ADDRESS LIST: Boil Water Advisory affected areas http://www.dcwater.com/news/listings/documents/20140305_BWA_PremiseList.pdf

More than 1,000 customers were affected by the low water pressure. Customers are not individual people, but rather premises or buildings, a DC water official said.

DC Public Schools officials said school breakfast was not being served at Hearst Elementary, Janney, Lafayette, Mann Elementary, Murch, Alice Deal and Wilson on Thursday.

School officials also encouraged parents to pack lunches for their students as limited lunch will be available. They noted that schools will have bottled water.

If you have questions or concerns, you can visit the website or contact DC Water Customer Service at 202.354.3600 or the 24-Hour Command Center at 202.612.3400.

DC Water advises customers with the following precautions:

Customers should:

  • Bring water to a rolling boil for 1 minute.
  • Allow water to cool before using.
  • Store cooled water in a clean container with a cover.

Customers should use cooled, boiled water or bottled water for:

  • Drinking
  • Brushing teeth
  • Preparing and cooking food
  • Making ice
  • Giving water to pets


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