DC hospital goes three week without running water

October 15, 2019

St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., has gone without running water for at least three weeks after discovering the presence of Pseudomonas and Legionella bacteria, according to an article on The Washington Post website.

Contractors are flushing the hospital's water system with chlorine. 

The facility may not have running water until Oct. 17-18.

The bacterial contamination was caused by "an issue with internal plumbing. Officials are still working to identify how the bacteria entered the hospital's water system.

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