California hospital water system break causes four-day outage

June 12, 2017

A water main break at the St. Helena Hospital, St. Helena, Calif., created an emergency shutdown of the water system supplying the hospital, according to an article on the St. Helena Star website.

The cause of the break was a sudden pressure change in the pipes that lead into the hospital. This pressure change occurred during a normal testing process of the hospital's water system.   

The St. Helena Hospital Water System has 12 active wells that serve both the St. Helena Hospital and the community.

After the break was discovered, patients and staff were instructed to cease using the system and use anti-bacterial wipes for hygienic cleaning. 

Read the article.



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