Arlington County has lifted the Boil Water Advisory.
Following the large water transmission main break on Nov. 8 at Glebe Road and Chain Bridge Road, residents and businesses in Arlington can resume using tap water for all purposes.
Water customers are advised to run their taps for a few minutes to release any air and sediment that may have accumulated following the break. Emptying and cleaning automatic ice makers and water chillers is also encouraged.
Interactive Map: See the areas that were impacted
A series of rigorous tests have determined that the system is safe following the significant water main break early Friday, Nov. 8, that
Tests identified no potentially threatening bacteria in the system as a result of the break, and samples met Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. The County consulted with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to ensure the water system is safe for public use.
Arlington County appreciates the patience and understanding of its residents, businesses and their customers as staff followed procedures that place public health and safety as the highest priority.
The incident also affected portions of the Arlington-linked DC Water system, which has also been deemed safe following tests.
The section of North Glebe Road damaged by the break near Chain Bridge is expected to reopen to traffic Sunday afternoon. Because of the complexity of the break, permanent repairs and restoration will continue later this week, depending on the weather.
UPDATE (Nov. 10, 10:24 a.m.): N Glebe Rd between Millitary Rd and Chain Bridge has reopened to traffic. Crews will need to return in a few days for follow-up work on the roadway and the key 36-inch water main. Follow @ArlingtonDES on Twitter for additional updates.