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The big water war between Fairfax County and its independent cities and towns has ended and customers could be the winners.
A new siren will warn the town of a catastrophic dam failure at the Occoquan Reservoir, which holds 8.3 billion gallons of drinking water.
Telegraph Road was shut down for hours between Wilton Road and Sharon Chapel Road, south of the Capital Beltway.
Some residents in the Groveton neighborhood of Alexandria are still without water after 12 hours.
Fairfax Water says it has the lowest rates in the region, but tens of thousands of people who live near the cities of Falls Church or Fairfax, or the Town of Vienna, get their water from those smaller, local utilities, and pay a higher rate.