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01/12/2021 Active House Fire in Brookfield May Cause Low Water Pressure and/or Discolored Water

2:11 PM Update: There is an extremely high water flow from the Brookfield area. The effects from this could be widespread. Check for discolored water using cold water only prior to running hot water or washing white clothes. If you wish to report an issue please report to info@emmitsburgmd.gov.


01/12/2021 1:55 PM: There is currently an active house fire in the Brookfield development. VHC will likely pull a large amount of water from a hydrant or hydrants in the area. Residents may experience reduced water pressure. As with hydrant flushing it is not uncommon for a yellow, brown or reddish tint to appear in the water.  Check for discolored water using cold water only prior to running hot water or washing white clothes.