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Construction manager John Hoffman stands in front of two concrete pipe adapters which will hold in place a 54 inch duct-tile iron pipe that sits ready to replace a pipe from 1965 along Forrestville Rd. near Andrew's Air Force Base, Suitland, Md., Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Prince George's County will be without water for the next 3-5 days as the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission prepares to repair a 54-inch water line which is close to bursting. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK
Construction manager John Hoffman stands in front of two concrete pipe adapters which will hold in place a 54 inch duct-tile iron pipe that sits ready to replace a pipe from 1965 along Forrestville Rd. near Andrew's Air Force Base, Suitland, Md., Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Prince George's County will be without water for the next 3-5 days as the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission prepares to repair a 54-inch water line which is close to bursting. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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