Oklahoma prison imports bottled water after waterline break
originally posted on June 29, 2016
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 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.
The department said in a news release Wednesday that full water power is expected to be restored by early next week.