Crews are rushing to restore water at a southeastern Arizona prison where inmates had to use bottled water and portable toilets over the weekend.
A Cochise County spokeswoman said Monday that crews dug a deeper well and are now trying to figure out why the water still is not reaching the prison in Douglas, a few miles north of Arizona’s border with Mexico.
Arizona Department of Corrections spokesman Andrew Wilder says water pressure dropped on Friday. Wilder says a temporary fix is providing water to two units that house a majority of the prison’s 2,000 inmates.
He says the prison has thousands of water bottles on hand along with portable sinks and toilets.
BY: Associated Press