DC hospital goes 11 days without running water

Washington, D.C.-based St. Elizabeths Hospital has gone 11 days without running water after leaders discovered the presence of Pseudomonas and Legionella bacteria Sept. 26 during routine testing, according to WTOP

The state-funded psychiatric facility, which is replacing all faucets and chlorinating water lines, should have potable water by Oct. 11, Wayne Turnage, deputy mayor of the district's HHS department, told WTOP.

Patients and staff are currently using bottled water, hand sanitizer and portable showers. As of Oct. 4, none of the facility's 273 patients have symptoms of Legionnaires' disease. The hospital continues to accept patients.

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