Don't drink the tap water at ECMC

Posted at 1:48 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 13:53:03-04

Officials at the Erie County Medical Center say they are still working though their water woes.

Last October, traces of Legionella was found in the hospital's water.  Since then, the hospital has been working to replace elements of its water system.  The work is expected to be completed by the New Year.

"As part of our plan, all water tanks have been replaced and now valves and other systems are in the process of being replaced in our 40-year old, 1 million square foot facility over the course of this year. As anticipated, we hope to have this process completed by the end of the year; patient care has not been affected." stated Peter K. Cutler, Vice President, Communications and External Affairs, ECMC Corporation.

Until then, drinking fountains have filters on them and bottled water is being provided throughout in-patient portions of the hospital.




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