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Pr. George’s authorities warn against using discolored water for clothes, baby formula

Discolored water is running from the taps of thousands of homes in Prince George’s County and authorities warned Sunday against using the water to make baby formula or wash clothes.

Residents in the Laurel and Beltsville areas were experiencing the water discoloration as the result of a pipe break, according to a release from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. Authorities said the water could have an unusual taste but is safe to drink and can be used for most other purposes, including flushing toilets and showering.

Authorities on Sunday were working to fix the pipe break, which occurred east of Interstate 95 near the intersection of Van Dusen and Virginia Manor, said WSSC spokesman I.J. Hudson. The water discoloration issues could continue through Monday, Hudson said.

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