Pseudomonas and legionella bacteria found in D.C. hospital water

October 10, 2019

St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., expected to have potable water again more than a week after two types of bacteria were discovered during a water test, according to an article on the WTOP website.

A test of the water at the psychiatric hospital by a private contractor found the presence of pseudomonas and legionella bacteria.

The hospital is working with consultants and contractors to  chlorinate the lines in the building. All faucets will have to be replaced.

Patients and staff have been using bottled water, wipes, body wash spray and other cleaning supplies to substitute for running water, and the hospital has contracted an outside laundry service.

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