We woke up this morning to find out we have no water. There have been 2 major water main breaks in Montgomery County, one on Georgia Ave and one on Muncaster Mill Road. Conveniently I live in between both.
All government offices in the affected areas (Olney, Glenmont, Wheaton, Burtonsville, Gaithersburg, Germantown) are closed. All Montgomery County summer camps are also closed today.
Water boiling rules are in effect. Boil water before drinking, food preparation, ice making, brushing teeth, washing dishes, etc.
The low water pressure increases the risk of contamination.
In addition the following things are not allowed:
- Watering lawn
- Toilet flushing
- Filling swimming pools
All these restrictions are designed to keep water pressure as high as possible in case of fire.
Be extra careful for the next couple days. Try to prevent fires and conserve water as much as possible!! Good luck getting through today.