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GU now reporting low water pressure after Reservoir Road, R, S and T Streets lose service Wednesday.

Update Dec. 20

DC Water spokeswoman Pamela Mooring  told Patch that some customers in the area may have experienced "sputtering of air or discolored water when turning on their faucets" because of earlier work in the area related to the water outage.

According to Mooring, "If this happens, please flush your faucets, beginning with the lowest elevation in your home, until the water flows normally and clear. We are available for questions at (202) 612-3400 anytime. http://goo.gl/maps/iHCdI".

Update 12:44 pm:  

An email from Georgetown University indicates the earlier outage in Burleith may have affected campus water service, too.

The text of the email runs below.


Some buildings across campus are experiencing extremely low water pressure. Earlier today District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) inadvertently shut off a valve that has impacted water pressure on campus. WASA has turned the valve back on to restore full service. They have informed us to expect that water pressure will increase soon with full service restored by this afternoon.

Update 11:46 a.m.: Water service has been restored to the area.

The incident was an "unforeseen temporary construction-related outage,"  DC Water spokeswoman Pamela Mooring said. 

Original: DC Water Investigating Outage in Burleith: DC Water has dispatched crews to investigate an outage affecting much of the Burleith community Wednesday morning.

According to an email sent by ANC2E Commissioner Ed Solomon, affected areas include "Hillandale, R St., S St., T St., Reservoir, 34th, 35th, 36th" streets, he wrote. 

Solomon encouraged residents who have noticed an outage, but are not included on the list of affected streets, to contact DC Water.

It's not clear at this time what the cause of 

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

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