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Low Water Pressure in Claremont, Fairlington

by ARLnow.com August 14, 2012 at 9:30 am 3,231 19 Comments

Updated at 2:55 p.m. — This article has been updated here.

Low water pressure has been reported in the Claremont and Fairlington areas.

The water pressure issue is the result of a leak in a 12-inch pipe located near 2400 S. Walter Reed Drive, according to Arlington Department of Environmental Services spokeswoman Shannon Whalen McDaniel.

“Crews are now trying to isolate the leak for repair,” Whalen McDaniel told ARLnow.com. “Some areas may be out of water during the period of repair.”

Via Twitter, residents told us the low water pressure started last night (Tuesday). No word yet on when service may be restored.

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  • Columbia Forest

    It’s low in Columbia Forest too.

  • Bob

    It was low in Douglas Park this morning.

  • zzzzz

    I noticed this last night around 11 pm. A neighbor called Arlington Environmental Services 24 hour emergency hotline and was told they were doing sewer work and the water will be back to normal this morning. Then at 9:15 this morning I received the Arlington Alert email about a leak — an alert system isn’t much good if it takes that long to get a message out.

    • Fairlington D

      Concur. The whole point of the alert system is to get out information quickly, not after multiple people report is the night before.

    • Tabby_TwoTone

      You mean like how the warning pre-derecho occurred five minutes before it hit?

    • Loach

      That’s odd. I am subscribed to their alert emails and I got nothing.

      • ACDC Hack

        …..wait for it……..

  • mercadow

    The water pressure seems to be a little better now (N. Fairlington)

  • Ted

    How old are the water mains in this area and when can residents expect them to be replaced?

    • soarlslacker

      You need to call and talk to one of the engineers. I did for my area (Aurora Highlands) a few years ago. They did not know th exact age of the water lines but indicated that they were 80+ years old. If you call your home insurance carrier, they will probably tell you that the life span of a water line is 50 years. Ours were replaced which took over 9 months, but our water is no longer orange and we do not get sick when we drink it (after filtering) anymore.

      • Columbia Forest

        How did you get them replaced? Did you have to pay or did the county or your insurance pay?

  • Fairlingtron resident 14 years and counting

    It took me 10 minutes to fill up a water bowl for this wild python I have been leaving food and water out for lately.

    • Arlingtonienne


      • Python


  • Stacey

    Windgate I was flooding this morning, water rushing like a river. I cannot believe the County wasn’t out there first thing – I could not have been the only one who reported all the water. Anyway, the did arrive around 7:30. Hope it is fixed by the time I get home. I want water as much as Python.

    • zzzzz

      If the flooding started this morning, it sounds like two separate problems affected the same area…?

  • Fairlingtron resident 14 years and counting

    Power outages, a wild python I am forced to feed, water outages, no onsite buildings or grounds management for months, a secretive board, leash rules for cats, and a nearby murder suicide; isn’t living in the Arbor grand?

    • Laurie

      The leash rule is to allow your cat to be tied out as python bait. Yummy!

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