Impacted Arlington Residents Advised to Boil Water Following Water Tr

Published on November 08, 2019

Update Nov. 10: Boil Water Advisory Ends in Arlington

Update 3:23 p.m.: See Boil Notice Procedures for Food Establishments

Update 12:05 p.m.: Find out more details on what to do during the boil water advisory.

Update 9:30 a.m.: The Department of Environmental Services has created a searchable map of the Boil Water Advisory zone. Enter  your address in  the upper right search box.

As a precaution, Arlington County has issued a Boil Water Advisory for customers in the eastern area of the County (excluding Crystal City) who may be impacted by a large water transmission main break at Glebe Road and Chain Bridge Road. (See area on the map.) The break caused pressure drops in several locations across the County. The advisory is a safety measure because of the depressurization.

If you live in the affected area, you should bring your water to a rolling boil for three minutes then cool before:

  • Drinking

  • Brushing teeth

  • Washing fruits and vegetables

  • Preparing baby food and formula

  • Making ice

  • Giving to pets

Information will be shared when the advisory has been lifted. Check the County website for updates.

Note: Fire service in the County is fully functional.