Hominy prison imports bottled water after waterline break

Ponca City Now - June 29, 2016 10:25 am

HOMINY, Okla. (AP) – Inmates at an Oklahoma prison have been drinking bottled water and using buckets of water to fill their toilets after a waterline break.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terri Watkins tells The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/291UHsY ) that the approximately 1,200 inmates at the Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy were able to shower Sunday and Tuesday, but that the water pressure wasn’t sustainable.

The department has reached out to the state Office of Emergency Management and the Oklahoma National Guard for assistance transporting water to the facility. Watkins says that aside from bringing in bottled water and ice, each cell was given a bucket of water to refill toilets after each use.

She says crews are working to pressurize the water. Watkins wasn’t able to provide a cost estimate or completion date.

 

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