Md. water restrictions after storm
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
| July 25, 2010; 10:53 PM ET
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