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BCSO: Clog Leaves more than 700 Inmates at Bexar County Jail without Running Water for a Day

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – More than 700 people in the Bexar County Jail went without water and plumbing for more than 24 hours this week, the result of inmates trying to flush torn blankets and bedsheets down a toilet Sunday, the sheriff’s office said.

BCSO Deputy Johnny Garcia said the outage affected three floors of the C Tower, leaving about 735 inmates without water service. The water was shut down at 5:22 p.m. Sunday and restored late Monday night, according to Garcia.

“Inmates often flush large items down the toilet, which often times cause these issues,” Garcia said. “Such was the case for this clog.”

Staff brought the inmates clean drinking water and gave them access to other showers and bathrooms in the building, according to Garcia.

The jail, which is on North Comal Street between Commerce and Martin, houses roughly 4,000 people at any given time, Garcia said.

By: Dylan McGuinness

Published: January 9, 2019

Link: https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/BCSO-Clog-leaves-more-than-700-inmates-at-Bexar-13517733.php

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