Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Residents of Prince George’s County in southern Maryland were told to stock up on water as the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission (WSSC) will repair a water main break starting Tuesday.
The WSSC said water service in Morningside, Hillcrest Heights, Camp Springs, Forest Heights, Temple Hills and Oxon Hill – that includes Joint Base Andrews and the National Harbor will be cut for 3 to 5 days as repair crews will replace a failing 54-inch water main near Forestville.
A WSSC spokesperson said that water restrictions will go into effect at 9 p.m. and the area’s water supply will run out after 12 to 15 hours.
The repair raised concern among business owners in National Harbor because they will be forced to stop operation. The Gaylor National Resort and Conference Center is cancelling all reservations for at least three nights and its 2,000 rooms are expected to be vacant after Wednesday, according to ABC 7.