Water Main Break Causes Discolored Water, Low Pressure

A late night water main break in Glenn Dale Monday caused temporary low pressure and discolored water for some Bowie residents.

A water main broke in the 12000 block of Daisy Lane in Glenn Dale just after 10 p.m. Monday night and caused temporary low water pressure or no water for some Bowie residents.

The break was shut down around 11:30 p.m. Monday night, according to Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Spokesperson Kira Lewis. Once the break is shut down, water pressure should have returned to normal levels for most Bowie residents.

WSSC is still working to repair the issue, and only about 12 customers are still impacted by the break, Lewis said.

“They will try to get it back on as soon as they can, maybe later this morning or early afternoon,” Lewis said.

Some customers have reported to Patch that they are still experiencing brown water as a result of the break. Lewis said discolored water is fine for things like bathing, but the quickest way to remedy the issues is by flushing the water lines.

“If you have a multi level dwelling, go to the highest level and run the cold water until it runs clear, and that shouldn't take more than a minute or so,” said Lewis.

Complete instructions for flushing water lines can be found on the WSSC website here.


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