UPDATE: Boil Water Near Old High School LIFTED

Last modified on April 9th, 2022 at 07:47 am

Update as of Saturday, 4/9, 7:30 a.m.: This Boil Water Notice has been lifted. Lab testing found no contamination.


Update as of Friday, 4/8: The Boil Water Notice remains in effect. The earliest that laboratory testing can be completed and the notice lifted is Saturday, April 9.


Crews are responding to a water leak in the vicinity of 13th Street and South Henry, near the old Elkins High School and current RCPS bus garage.

While repairs are underway, water will be off to customers on sections of Cole Avenue, 13th Street, 15th Street, South Henry Avenue, and South Kerens Avenue. (The approximate area is shown in yellow on the below map. The affected water lines are shown in red.)

After repairs are complete and service has been restored, a Boil Water Notice will be in effect for these same customers. The earliest that laboratory testing can be completed and the notice lifted is Saturday, April 9.

Boil Water Notices are issued out of an abundance of caution because positive pressure has been lost and the possibility of contamination exists, not because contamination has been detected. The presence or absence of contamination must be confirmed by an independent lab through a testing process that requires at least 24 hours after delivery of a sample. Samples cannot be taken until the leak has been repaired and service has been restored. Samples can only be submitted during business hours. For more information about what to do under a Boil Water Notice, click here.

Notification will be sent out when the Boil Water Notice is lifted. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience during this time.

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