John Tracy, Ph.D., director of TWRI, spoke to Miranda Suarez of KERA News, North Texas’ PBS and NPR member station, on March 11.
During the freeze and subsequent power outages in Fort Worth, city hospitals were prioritized for power. Still, three of the city’s four plants lost power despite being considered critical infrastructure as well. Tracy pointed out that water is needed to make critical infrastructure like hospitals function.
“If you’re saying hospitals are critical, you have to have water there because you cannot run a hospital without a water supply,” Tracy said.
Listen to the full interview and accompanying article online here. Tracy’s portion of the interview begins at timestamp 3:30.