FUKUSHIMA Lives on the Line

At the time of the water outage, the university had only a day’s worth of water (about 700 tons) stored in its tanks. So, to avoid a long-term water outage, we stopped the water supply to the school and worked to thoroughly conserve water (aside from drinking water and medical lavage, use of water such as washing faces, showers, or cleaning toilets was restricted). This greatly disrupted the functions of the hospital, particularly dialysis, biochemical testing, sterilization and cleaning, and the preparation of food for patients. Running water was restored one week later, on March 18.No Running Water or Fuel Supply24