Pipe repairs cut off water for days in parts of Washington, D.C., suburbs

As many as 200,000 people in Prince George's County, Md., are without water as crews work to repair a 54-inch-diameter, prestressed-concrete water main. Water restrictions were put in place Tuesday evening and at midnight the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission shut off the water. The pipe could be shut down for three to five days. The country needs to invest billions for years to come or risk facing "regular service disruptions like the one caused by a 48-year-old water main in Prince George’s," according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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