UPDATE – 9/14, 11:15 AM: Erlanger Hospital confirms their North campus is maintaining “good levels of water,” along with their locations in downtown Chattanooga. 9/13, 6:00 PM: CHI Memorial Hospital confirms it has running water, as do most of the Erlanger locations outside of the North campus. This is why COO Anthony Houston says they’re still taking precautions to conserve water, including only performing emergency surgeries. “As the extent and the duration of the water main break became apparent, we accelerated our plans,” Houston said. Houston says their air conditioning system runs completely on water, so without it, operations can’t happen. “When we lose water, we will lose our air conditioning — and that means our operating rooms will be really warm, thus increasing risk of infection,” Houston says. CHI memorial has taken action in other areas too, including delaying showers, turning off ice machines and coffee makers. Houston says they have stores of water as a backup plan if necessary – but they hope it won’t get to that point. Houston stresses for visitors, who come to see loved ones, to stay home until this whole s...