The hotel uses the four rooftop tanks to provide water to its guests for showering, brushing their teeth, and drinking. Food service facilities inside the hotel also use it for cooking. The cafe and restaurant have shut down and will sanitize all of their equipment, and the hotel hired a water-treatment company to sanitize all of its plumbing.
Guests are understandably rather freaked out, especially those who only found out about the situation when reporters told them about it. A British guest who spoke to CNN said that the water tasted terrible and something didn’t seem right. “When you turned the [shower] tap on, the water was coming black first for two seconds and then it was going back to normal,” she explained.
Investigators haven’t determined how the woman ended up nude and in a water tank, but for now assume that foul play was involved. Security cameras captured her image on February 1st, and she was acting strangely, as if hiding from someone.
The Cecil Hotel has famously housed two serial killers in past decades.