|Mt. Pleasant Street and Irving, via DCist Martin|
I live on 11th Street, NW, between Clifton and Euclid. Since last night, DC Water-related construction has been taking place on a nearby house, and the water in my house has been turned off. It is now 7:28 AM, and I am unable to shower for work or have running water of any kind. The construction crew has informed me that the DC Water representatives have left to take care of another matter, and water service will likely not be restored for some time. [Ed: I'm guessing this was the MtP break] This water outage occurred without notice to neighbors and we were unable to make any plans to preemptively stock up on purchased water prior to this situation. They were doing construction on the other side of the street earlier in the week, and last night they tore up someone's yard to do work. Maybe this is due to the reports about lead earlier in the week. Any ideas what this could have been?DC Water's website has both breaks as current issues. For the 11th Street one, it says the 8" water main is supposed to be finished by today at 5:30 am, which is clearly not the case, and that "Some customers in the area may experience a disruption in water service until repairs are complete." It says the exact same thing for the MtP one, which leads me to believe they're related.