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DC-area utility: Purple Line construction dangerously close to water main

The pipe supplies water to much of the county’s businesses and residents, and WSSC officials said the disruption in service that would accompany a water main break would be “devastating.” When a water main breaks, not only could customers be without water while repairs are underway, but once service is restored, there could be boil-water precautions in effect until the sand and debris that entered the pipe during the break clear the system.

The Post reported that Purple Line Partners will not pay for cost overruns on the project, which has already been delayed because of litigation brought by local activists in 2016.

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