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Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 07/25/2010

Md. water restrictions after storm

By Eric Athas

Power was cut off to a WSSC plant that supplies 70 percent of the water for Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Authorities asked residents to keep usage to a minimum.

"We're calling for mandatory water restrictions to ensure fire protection and to ensure everyone can have at least a minimum" of water for household use, said a WSSC spokesman.

According to WSSC, water reduction steps include:

  • Stop all outside water use – no watering lawns, no washing cars, no topping off swimming pools.
  • Use water only as necessary.
  • Limit flushing toilets (do not flush after every use).
  • Limit using washing machines and dishwashers (wash full loads only).

--Stephanie Lee and Martin Weil

By Eric Athas  | July 25, 2010; 10:53 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Weather  
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