Water service restored after pipe bursts at Howard University Hospital

Water service has been restored at Howard University Hospital after a water pipe burst, which caused the facility to be flooded while affecting medical services to patients.

The four-inch pipe ruptured at around 3:30 a.m. Monday inside the basement of the main hospital building.

The break affected the water supply to the building and caused eight patients receiving critical care to be relocated to another area of the hospital.

All patient appointments were rescheduled and ambulance service was diverted to other hospitals.

Emergency services for walk-in patients is expected to resume by 7 p.m. Monday, the hospital said.

Despite the restoration of water service, endoscopy, surgical procedures and radiation oncology services at the hospital remain unavailable as of Monday afternoon.

The hospital remains open and all staff are reporting to work as normal.