Today, Councilmember David Grosso sent a letter to Dr. Barbara Bazron, Director of the Department of Behavioral Health, requesting answers to the ongoing water contamination emergency at St. Elizabeths Hospital.

“I appreciate the information you have shared and the efforts you have undertaken to this point. While I am frustrated that the water emergency plan and communication about it could have been better implemented, I was willing to wait to examine the issue further after the immediate emergency was abated,” wrote Grosso. “Now that the initial treatment effort failed to resolve the problem, however, I believe that more urgent action is needed.”

Grosso posed questions to the Department about patient safety, contingency, and communications plans as the emergency continues. He requested answers to those by the end of day Friday, October 25th, 2019