If you count back from Thursday morning, when the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) imposed water restrictions due to a failing water main, it's been more than 4 days of water restrictions for 1.8 million of you.
So what gives?
Officials with WSSC say while the repairs made 'tremendous progress' over the weekend, and the new segment of the 96-inch pipe was installed by Monday, the testing that's required to make sure the water's pure and safe takes at least 16-18 hours. And that's where they are now.
So again, mandatory water restrictions remain in place for all WSSC customers, including commercial and residential. Here's a WSSC FAQ
As of mid-day Monday, more than 250 warnings and 4 citations had been given out.