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 repair a 54-inch-diameter pre-stressed concrete water main. Water restrictions were put in place Tuesday evening and at midnight the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission shut off water to the pipe. The pipe could be shut down for up to five days. The U.S. needs to invest billions for many 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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