The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission lifted water restrictions for 1.8 million residents in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties early Tuesday.
For more than five days, WSSC customers were told not to use any water outdoors and limit their consumption as much as possible.
WSSC crews worked around the clock since Thursday to repair an eight-foot-wide water main that nearly burst in Potomac.
Some, however, chose to ignore the restrictions amid sweltering temperatures and a holiday weekend. Around 300 warnings and four $500 citations were issued for not complying.