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Broken valve leaves Pueblo Jail tower without water

No impact on kitchen, dormitory areas
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Posted at 5:39 PM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 19:39:02-05

PUEBLO — A broken water valve at the Pueblo County Jail left the jail's tower without water service for more than eight hours Thursday.

The break did not affect the jail's kitchen or dormitory areas.

County officials say a contractor was working on the jail's fire mitigation system Thursday morning when a city worker tried to turn off a valve and it broke.

That break caused water from the jail's tower to be shut off while crews worked to locate and repair the broken valve.

The repair was complete and water restored to the building around 4:45 Thursday afternoon.

The break left 333 inmages and around 50 employees without water in sinks, toilets, and showers.

Drinking water was provided using protable dispensers.

Court Street was also closed between 8th and 10th Streets while the repair work was being done.