Water Restrictions Lifted
WSSC is almost fully back in business but urges residents to be conscious of water use.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has lifted mandatory water restrictions for Montgomery and Prince George's counties, effective immediately.
Power was restored to almost all pumping stations and the distribution system has returned to near normal levels following Friday night's powerful storm, according to the WSSC.
"Resume water usage as normal," WSSC said, but officials encouraged customers to be conscious of water usage during the extremely hot weather.
If you did not experience low pressure and/or discolored water during the restrictions, there is no need to flush the water lines at your home or business.
If you did experience low pressure and/or discolored water WSSC recommends:
- Flush the cold water lines in your home or business for five minutes.
- If you have a single-lever faucet, set it to run cold water.
- Flush your refrigerator’s water lines for five minutes.
- Make sure the water in your washing machine is running clear before you wash clothes.