Water tank at Citizens Medical Center

A water tank installed last month at Citizens Medical Center, 2701 Hospital Drive. The tank can hold 5,350 gallons of clean drinking water.

Citizens Medical Center plans to build a water supply system that is as self-sufficient as possible after last week’s winter storm, during which the hospital lost access to running water for several days.

“We need to figure out how we can become as independent as we possibly can because we just never know what’s going to happen down the road,” hospital CEO Mike Olson said at a board meeting Wednesday.

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Ciara McCarthy covers public health and health care for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. You can reach her at cmccarthy@vicad.com or at 580-6597. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to VictoriaAdvocate.com/report.

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Ciara McCarthy covers public health and health care for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. Questions, tips, or ideas? Please get in touch: cmccarthy@vicad.com or call 361-580-6597.

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