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Statement from DPH on Water Main Break Affecting Downtown Danbury

The following is a statement from State Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino on the water main break affecting downtown Danbury, including Danbury Hospital, other healthcare facilities and the mid-town campus of WCSU:

“DPH is closely monitoring the water main break on Tamarack Avenue in Danbury and providing assistance to the Danbury Health Department, Danbury Hospital, the Danbury Municipal Water System and several nursing home, assisted living and other healthcare facilities impacted by this break.  Earlier today, DPH delivered 2,400 bottles of water to be distributed as needed by the Danbury Health Department.  We are currently working on disinfection and flushing plans and procedures for Danbury Hospital and other healthcare facilities to implement to ensure a safe return to full service once the main is repaired and water is restored, and we will monitor to ensure the procedures are followed so that services are safely restored.”