According to Arlington's The Citizen, more than 60% of Arlington water mains are 50 years old or older. Water main breaks are thus common. From the beginning of this year to the beginning of April, 63 water main leaks were repaired. Most repairs are made within a day after the break is reported.
Rosslyn, however, does not have just ordinary water main breaks. The colossal Deep Soil Rosslyn Water Spill took a full ten days to plug. Big things happen in Rosslyn.
Report all water emergencies and possible water main breaks to the Water, Sewer, and Streets 24-hour hotline at 703 228-6555.