The Prince William County Service Authority (PWCSA) was able to get Sentara out of a jam over the holiday season.
According to a release, PWCSA arrived at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center during the week of Thanksgiving to repair a water main break, and make sure the site’s emergency room had water access.
“On the morning of Nov. 21, employees of the hospital contacted the Service Authority after discovering a break in an 8-inch cast iron water pipe feeding the building. The break occurred just inches from the building’s foundation,” stated a release.
A PWCSA team was able to make the repair under reduced water pressure, while “Utility Mechanics, Chris Mcnealkidd and Cody Dent, hooked up the utility’s water tanker truck to supply approximately 5,000 gallons of water to the hospital’s emergency room,” stated a release.
Following the successful repair, Sentara presented the nine PWCSA employees involved in the repair with a certificate of appreciation at a recent ceremony.
“The team’s timely, professional and efficient actions helped us maintain services with minimal interruptions to our guests. The Service Authority’s assistance was greatly appreciated by all of our team members, patients and visitors. You truly helped our community and are great partners in living the mission to improve health every day,” stated Sentara spokesperson Susan Bahorich in a press release.
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