ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A water main break at the Adams County Detention Facility has been impacting water flow to inmates in a portion of the jail.
FOX31 viewers have sent emails about inmates who have been without water for multiple hours, some reported being without running water for days.
According to Sgt. Adam Sherman with the Professional Standards Division, the lack of water is due to a water main break that occurred on one side of the detention facility.
After Sherman spoke with the division chief of the jail, he learned that the maintenance crew is now waiting on a specialist to help with the repairs. This means that repairs may not be completed until Tuesday.
Sherman said the break is not impacting the entire jail but just one portion. He also confirmed the water is running for that portion of the jail, but the pressure is low.
“There is enough water pressure for the 300 of the 900 inmates that are impacted to wash their hands, take showers, etc. but due to the low pressure they can’t do it all at the same time,” Sherman said.
In the meantime, Sherman said deputies have been providing bottled water to each inmate upon request. The facility also has pallets of water they have been giving out.
“We hope the issue is resolved sooner than Tuesday,” Sherman said.
FOX31 will update this story with more information on the status of the water main break once it becomes available.