Muscogee County Jail having water issues after main breaks

Muscogee County Jail having water issues after main breaks

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A water main break on Friday is not only leaving Columbus residents concerned, but also causing issues in the Muscogee County Jail.

According to the Columbus Water Works(CWW), a water main broke on Friday evening causing outages in the Lakebottom and Uptown areas. The break also led to flooding and traffic issues near the area of Wynnton Road.

CWW Officials say the broken main has been repaired, but that some areas are still experiencing issues. One such place is the Muscogee County Jail.

There have been several reports of the jail having water issues for the past two to three days. Inmates tell family that they are unable to shower and are currently having to use backed-up toilets.

However, Sheriff Donna Tompkins says that at this time drinking water and showers have been restored. She says they are still having some trouble getting the water pressure high enough to flush toilets, but that CWW is actively working to fix the issue.

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