Well thankfully my water was not out too long. I got back water by about 3pm, the entire area was restored sometime around 9pm. The restrictions on watering the yard, dishwashing, and laundry, etc have been lifted. We are finally able to shower. However, the boil water restrictions are in place for at least 3 days. They are suggesting that you not use the tap water to do anything like prepare food, drink, make ice, or even brush your teeth without first boiling it. I stocked up on bottled water for those purposes. The problem is that with the loss of water pressure there is the potential for contamination from the likes of ecoli and salmonella.
Here's the kicker....ALL restaurants in Montgomery County north of the beltway (includes Olney, Wheaton, Gaithersburg, Germantown, & Burtonsville) are closed until further notice. That's 1200 restaurants CLOSED! Only some areas in Rockville and Poolesville aren't included because they have their own water supply.
For a family that eats out as much as we do, this could be a major problem. I've dug out the slow cooker and got some beef stew going for dinner. Now I just have to figure out lunch for the kids and hope that this doesn't last too long.
If you or someone you know would like information about buying, selling, or renting a home in Prince George's, Montgomery, Charles, Calvert, Anne Arundel, Howard, and/or Baltimore Counties please contact Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh of Century 21 New Millennium.
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium
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