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Commissioners to meet Tuesday about sewage issue caused by Taylor County inmates

Published On: Jan 13 2014 03:42:22 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 14 2014 11:39:46 AM CST
Sewer problems
ABILENE, Texas -

Taylor County commissioners will meet Tuesday to discuss the south Abilene sewage issues caused by inmates at the jail.

The city of Abilene recently sent a letter to Sheriff Ricky Bishop about the problem. Bishop told kTXS the inmates have been flushing trash items - or other items they are not allowed to have in their cells – down the toilets.

According to the city, the issue is causing the sewer to get backed up and overflow periodically at a manhole located at South 25th and Oak streets.

Commissioners will meet with Bishop at 10 a.m. Tuesday to discuss a resolution.