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D.C. hospital enters 4th week without running water after bacteria treatment fails

   October 22, 2019

Nearly four weeks after potentially deadly bacteria was found in the water at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Southeast Washington, the psychiatric hospital is still without useable running water. Patients and staff are being forced to use bottled water for drinking, cooking, handwashing and showering. Since September 27, 54,288 bottles of water and 3,160 bottles of 5-gallon jugs have been used.

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