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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Whitman Hospital & Medical Clinics lot floods

Whitman Hospital & Medical Clinics lot floods


October 5, 2023

Justin Slayton | The Gazette

Water floods the Whitman Hospital and Medical Clinics parking lot Tuesday, Sept. 26

COLFAX - The Whitman County Hospital and Medical Clinics (WHMC) had a waterline malfunction last Tuesday morning, Sept. 26, causing heavy flooding in the clinic's parking lot.

WHMC Manager of Administration Services Laurie Gronning told the Gazette last Tuesday that the city arrived at the hospital, shut the water off, and worked to repair the line.

Colfax Public Works Director Matt Hammer told the Gazette Monday, Oct. 2, that the cap on the T-connection had blown off due to water pressure.

"It was not restrained," Hammer said, noting that it hadn't been tightened.

Hammer said that city P...

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