Boil water advisory issued for parts of Prince George's County

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- A boil water advisory was issued for parts of Prince George's County on Tuesday night.

The affected area includes: Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Mt. Rainier, Cheverly, Chillum, Edmonston, Landover Hills, Glen Arden, Fairmount Heights, Seat Pleasant and, Brentwood, WSSC said.

Approximately 100,000 people are affected, WUSA9 reporter Jim Osman tweeted.

Anyone in the affected area should boil water before drinking, washing dishes, making ice, brushing teeth and food preparation, WSSC said.

Some schools are impacted by the water advisory. According to Prince George's County Public Schools, the following schools and sites are impacted:

  • Annapolis Road Academy Alternative HS
  • Beacon Heights ES
  • Bladensburg ES
  • Bladensburg HS
  • Bonnie F. Johns Educational Media Center
  • Capitol Heights ES
  • Carmody Hills ES
  • Central HS
  • Cesar Chavez ES
  • Chillum ES
  • Cooper Lane ES
  • Cora L. Rice ES
  • Dodge Park ES
  • Doswell E. Brooks ES
  • Fairmont Heights HS
  • G. James Gholson MS
  • Gladys Noon Spellman ES
  • Glenridge ES
  • H. Winship Wheatley Center
  • Highland Park ES
  • Hyattsville ES
  • Hyattsville MS
  • ISSC Warehouse
  • John Carroll ES
  • John H. Bayne ES
  • Judge Sylvania W. Woods ES
  • Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood Centre
  • Kenmoor ES
  • Kenmoor MS
  • Matthew Henson ES (Charter)
  • Mt. Rainier ES
  • Nicholas Orem MS
  • Oakcrest ES
  • Phyllis E. Williams ES
  • Port Towns ES
  • Ridgecrest ES
  • Riverdale ES
  • Robert R. Gray ES
  • Rogers Heights ES
  • Rosa L. Parks ES
  • Seat Pleasant ES
  • Templeton ES
  • Thomas Stone ES
  • Walker Mill MS
  • William Paca ES
  • William Wirt MS
  • Woodridge ES

Prince George's County Public Schools are taking steps to ensure the health and safety of students and employees. According to school officials, all impacted schools will receive bottled water. There will be no interruptions or changes to meal services, say officials, because most food is oven prepared. Officials tell us that the cafeterias at impacted schools are boiling water for hand washing and cleaning needs.

School employees also say that parents will be notified by robo-call of any changes to bus stops and routes, particularly around the Tanglewood Drive area where WSSC is conducting repair.

The advisory was issued after a 24-inch water main broke on Tanglewood Drive near Alternate Route 1 in Hyattsville, WSSC said. The main was 59-years-old, WSSC said.

The advisory will remain in effect for about 48 hours while mandatory water sampling is conducted, WSSC reported.

CLICK HERE: To access WSSC's map of the affected area:


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