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Md. Communities Stock up on Water for Pipe Repair

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Several southern Prince George's County communities - including Joint Base Andrews and National Harbor - are being warned to stock up on water because repairs to a failing pipe could leave them without water for several days.

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says it expects to issue mandatory water restrictions for tens of thousands of customers Tuesday afternoon because a section of pipe appears to be failing. WSSC says the pipeline is unique in its system and there's little redundancy to provide service during repairs.

Some of the communities likely to be affected include Morningside, Hillcrest Heights, Camp Springs, Forest Heights, Temple Hills and Oxon Hill. County emergency officials will be working with hospitals and nursing homes to ensure they have access to water.

Online: http://gisweb.wsscwater.com/waterrestrictions/

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