Thousands To Lose Water For Days In Southern Maryland Amid Heat Wave

Source: CBS News

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND – A water main break in Prince George’s County in Maryland could leave thousands without water for days.

A 54-inch water main is beginning to fail, officials say, and they must shut down part of the system to replace it, reports CBS affiliate WUSA in Washington, D.C.

The county, which borders the nation’s capital to the southeast, keeps tabs on its water mains with an acoustic monitoring system that can hear breaks in the pips.

As of Tuesday morning, crews were working to get to a suspected problem area, WUSA reports.

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