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

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
POSTED: 3:42 PM Jan 13 2014   UPDATED: 11:39 AM Jan 14 2014
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.