PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Water pressure has been restored at the Philadelphia International Airport following a water main break that prevented passengers from flushing toilets, washing their hands in bathroom sinks or drinking from water fountains.
The airport says the Philadelphia Water Department has re-established water pressure. It says it's bringing systems back online.
Check Out The Size Of This Sink Hole That Opened Up In The Economy Parking Lot At @PHLAirport After A Water Main Break. Car After Car Being Towed To Keep From Being Swallowed Up @FOX29philly. Not Fun If You Are Just Returning From A Flight 😬#Bummer pic.twitter.com/mG8ASH2U1C— Dawn Timmeney (@DawnFox29) May 8, 2018
Spokeswoman Mary Flannery tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the water main break was being worked on under the asphalt in the economy parking lot. She says the water problem was reported Monday afternoon, leading to just "a small dribble" of water in the sinks.
The airport has apologized in a Twitter message. It says staff members have been distributing hand sanitizers to all restrooms.