The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said Wednesday it had found a way to divert water around a massive water main, ending the threat that more than 100,000 people would go without water for up to five days. Mandatory restrictions remain in effect to conserve water during repairs.
July 18, 2013Tommy Ecker, left, Jerome Thomas, Roderick Chinn and Brad Destelhorst demonstrate a technique to seal a water valve outside the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s Anacostia Depot in Hyattsville. Destelhorst and Ecker were part of the team that sealed off a water main in Prince George's County, allowing the water to be rerouted to more than 100,000 residents while the repair could be done. Maddie Meyer/The Washington Post