Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Won't Have Running Water Until Thursday (At The Earliest)
All primary care appointments and surgeries at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center have been canceled "until further notice," company officials said Monday. That's because of a water main break that's left the facility without running water since Saturday night.
The cause has not been released, but officials did say the water main break did follow a planned shutdown of the water line over the weekend.
Speaking to the media Monday afternoon, Kaiser representatives said "emergency water supply measures" are in place and they estimate the repairs will be completed and water service restored by the end of Thursday, Jan. 23.
The pharmacy, urgent care, emergency room and hospital will remain open. Appointments at other Kaiser facilities have not been impacted, officials said.
On Monday, rows of port-a-potties and hand-washing stations lined an entrance to the emergency room at the Valley medical center. They were the only bathrooms available at the hospital, as the restrooms inside have been taped over with caution tape.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokeswoman Christina Holland said the utility's crews did not respond because the water line break occurred somewhere in the hospital's own water system, not in pipes controlled by the utility.
4:19 p.m.: This article was updated with the latest information from Kaiser Permanente officials.
This article was originally published at 2:45 p.m.
LAist digital producer Ryan Fonseca contributed to this story.